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Re: overwrite/convert a working directory

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-03-03 19:59:29 CET

On Mar 3, 2006, at 19:39, Phillip Susi wrote:

>> The other factor that caused me to raise this question is a
>> byproduct of the fact that I'm using Mac OS X; When you copy a
>> folder in the Finder, it deletes destination folders of the same
>> name, so then you lose your .svn's again.
>
> Sounds like the Finder is broken then. Try reporting that bug to
> Apple. When you copy a folder to another existing one, it should
> add/replace, not delete anything from the destination folder.

Well, if you have a folder foo, and you take a second folder foo and
try to put it into the same directory as the first folder foo, the
Finder will ask if you want to replace the first folder foo, and if
you say yes, then it will dutifully comply and replace the first foo
with the second foo. That is, it will delete the first foo and
whatever was in it, and then the second foo will be there. So if the
first foo contained .svn directories and the second foo doesn't, then
you can expect that there won't be any .svn directories there when
you finish. Perfectly normal, perfectly expected, perfectly non-broken.

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