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Re: Replacing files with move

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-04 15:53:52 CET

> > In the second case, it's a brand new file as far as Subversion is
> > concerned. If you're just setting up a new component of a project, or
> > for some other reason are unconcerned about Subversion's history of
> > the
> > file, then this operation may be for you.
> >
> > See the Subversion book for why history is important, e.g. Ch 3
> > "Examining History"
> Yes, but a user might still reasonably expect svn rm file; svn mv
> file2 file; svn commit to just work.

That's correct. They should expect it to work. There was a whole
series of issues open on problems with the working copy library which
prevent this from working correctly.

They have recently been closed and the fixed behaviour will appear in
1.4. Until then, you can only 'svn rm file'; 'svn commit'; 'svn mv
file2 file'... Sorry.

BTW: We hope to start the 1.4 release procedure sooner after 1.3 than
1.3 was started after 1.2. (1.3 isn't released yet, though)


Received on Fri Nov 4 15:56:56 2005

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