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Re: overwrite/convert a working directory

From: Phillip Susi <psusi_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2006-03-02 21:40:54 CET

Avram Dorfman wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have this situation I keep running into that SVN doesn't seem to be
> able to handle. I'd like to know what other people do when this comes up.
>
> Simply put, I need to be able to replace a working sub-directory with
> another version of itself. The other version comes from a build process
> elsewhere. If it were just a file, I would simply overwrite the old file
> with the new one. But I can't do that with a directory b/c the directory
> loses it's .svn structures, and svn will no longer operate on it - it's
> not a working directory any more.
>
> The directory itself is deeply nested; I can't simply overwrite each
> individual file. The "hack" solution I'm currently using is to tar up
> the new source, and expand the tar on top of the new one.
>

You should have no trouble using a simple copy command to copy the files
from the non wc directory tree to the wc directory tree. It needn't
involve subversion at all.

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