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Re: Export behaving badly

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-10-17 12:22:47 CEST

On Oct 17, 2005, at 02:30, Daniel Berlin wrote:

> export, unfortunately, behaves differently than checkout. If you do
> svn export svn://gcc.gnu.org/svn/trunk/gcc/doc/install.texi gcc
> It creates a file named "gcc" in the current directory, containing the
> contents of install.texi
> Fair enough, though different than checkout, which if you could
> checkout
> a single file, presumably would have put it in gcc
> So i create a dir named gcc
> -bash-3.00$ mkdir gcc
> -bash-3.00$ svn export file:///svn/gcc/trunk/gcc/doc/install.texi gcc
> svn: Can't move 'gcc.2.tmp' to 'gcc': Is a directory
> I *know* it's a directory.
> That's why i gave it to you. To put the file in.
> IMHO, export's extra argument should behave exactly like the one to
> checkout, and effectively copy the file into that path.
> The current behavior is just not sensible.
> We had a discussion about whether to create the empty paths that
> are in
> the URL or not (like CVS), and the consensus seemed to be no
> But nobody disagreed that what happens now doesn't match the checkout
> behavior, and probably should.

The workaround would seem to be:

$ mkdir gcc
$ svn export file:///svn/gcc/trunk/gcc/doc/install.texi gcc/install.texi

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