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RE: Re: How to delete a project???

From: Gale, David <David.Gale_at_Hypertherm.com>
Date: 2005-09-30 21:49:57 CEST

kynn@panix.com wrote:
> From: "THOMAS DAVID VAUGHAN" <tom@vaughan.to>
> Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 10:04:51 -0700
> what documentation did you read that didn't explain this properly?
> Documentation? What documetation??? The best I was able to find was
> the O'Reilly book online, which has no index. After searching for a
> long time for the word "delete" and getting nowhere I gave up. Is
> there a better documentation than this?

There is, of course, the table of contents, which I've always found to
be very useful. Open the table of contents
(http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/index.html) and search for
"delete"; the first result is "Resurrecting Deleted Items", which might
be useful, but the second result is "svn delete", under the path "9.
Subversion Complete Reference":"The Subversion Command Line Client:
svn":"svn Subcommands". This second result gives you exactly what
you're looking for.

Was that *really* that difficult to find?

> > Alternatively, how can one copy all the information from a
> repository > *except* the stuff associated with a specific project?
> could you elaborate on "information" and "stuff" more please.
> Basically, I created a project by mistake; I want to return the
> repository to the state it was before creating this project. I.e.,
> I'm looking for the svn equivalent of "undo" or "rollback".

Well, again, from the table of contents, search for "undo", and you'll
find a nice sub-heading titled (*gasp!*) "Undoing Changes", which tells
you another way to do what you want--and, in fact, is a more
general-purpose solution.

Unless, of course, you want to remove all traces of the invalid project
from the repository entirely, which is a much more complex issue (since
Subversion is designed expressly to never lose information). Of course,
the best resource to find information for this is the FAQ
(http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html), where, if you do a search for
"remove", you'll find the question, "How do I completely remove a file
from the repository's history?"

Amazing what you can find, even without an index, isn't it?


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