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Re: How do I remove a directory (or file) under version control (opposite of "svn add")

From: Jacob Atzen <jacob_at_aub.dk>
Date: 2005-12-31 12:48:00 CET

On Sat, Dec 31, 2005 at 12:26:44PM +0100, Nagy Zoltán wrote:
> Hi!
> I need to remove a directory under version control, but must keep this
> directory in local wokring copy. Unfortunately "svn delete" not just
> remove under version control, but kill my directory (or file) from the
> working copy after commit. So, how do I change a versioned file to be
> unversioned, without local remove? (opposite of "svn add")

The only was I'm aware of is to copy the offending directory someplace,
delete it from the repository and move it back:

cp -R dir/ /tmp
svn delete dir
svn ci -m "* Deleted dir"
mv /tmp/dir .

Happy new year,
- Jacob Atzen
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