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Re: Making a file in the working directory not be managed by Subversion any more

From: Donald H Locker <donald.locker_at_ptmelec.com>
Date: 2006-03-17 17:57:48 CET

[apologies to Steve; I first sent this only to him, not the list.]

I tried this, but when I did an svn update, the file was deleted in my
working directory. (I think this is reasonable behaviour, but it wasn't
what I really wanted.)

(Right now I'm working on a dump/dumpfilter/load script to "unversion"
all the files that I added at the "beginning of time" that are not
really source files.)

(is top-posting deprecated on this list?)

Steve Williams wrote:
> johann.petrak@gmail.com wrote:
>> What is the best way to make a file that has been managed by
>> Subversion not be managed any more?
>> For instance, if a file got accidently added to the repository, how to
>> remove it from there without removing
>> it from the working directory? Is there a way to "officially" drop it?
>> (I believe it is impossible to remove all previous versions without
>> re-building the repository, but what
>> about simply removing it from now on?)
> copy file elsewhere
> svn rm file
> svn commit file
> copy file back from elsewhere

Donald H Locker
PTM Electronics, Inc
734 426 9010
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Received on Fri Mar 17 17:59:07 2006

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