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Re: Fixing a bad import

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-01-25 10:40:22 CET

On Jan 25, 2006, at 04:24, Joshua Kolden wrote:

> So I accidentally did an incorrect import:
> svn import "myProj" svn+ssh://me@server/srv/svn/
> Now of course the files and folders in "myProj" are spewed over the
> top level of the svn server. I know how much svn doesn't like to
> actually delete things, so how do I get rid of these files? In
> general how can I easily fix mistakes like this.

svn mkdir svn+ssh://me@server/srv/svn/myProj \
-m "Making myProj directory"

svn mv \
svn+ssh://me@server/srv/svn/someItemOfMyProj \
svn+ssh://me@server/srv/svn/myProj/someItemOfMyProj \
-m "Moving someItemOfMyProj into myProj"

goto 2 until done

Or, if you want to do it in a single revision, instead of one per move:

svn co -N svn+ssh://me@server/srv/svn workingCopy

cd workingCopy

svn mkdir myProj

svn up someItemOfMyProj

svn mv someItemOfMyProj myProj/

goto 4 until done

svn ci -m "Moving all parts of myProj into myProj/"

In general, fixing mistakes like this is not so easy, as you see, so
it's advisable to not make the mistake in the first place. :-P Create
documentation for yourself and your team to follow which shows the
exact commands to enter for specific operations, like initially
importing a project, and follow them. I never remember the commands
to import or update a vendor project, for example, and always have to
consult my documentation page on that.

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Received on Wed Jan 25 10:42:36 2006

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