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Re: newbie question

From: Bob Proulx <bob_at_proulx.com>
Date: 2006-03-23 18:19:13 CET

Craig White wrote:
> I actually re-phrased my question because I did almost the exact thing
> (but --dry-run) and started a new thread. It 'appears' to me that it is
> going to add everything and doesn't look right to me.

Try a test case. Create your own private, throwaway repository to use
as a testing sandbox. Try some things in your own private area. Get
familiar with it without any worry that it won't work. You can try
several things and get familiar with the operations. Then you can
throw it away and do what you want to do for real.

It is a little bit of effort to play and to teach yourself how the
tools work but the effort will pay itself back later in useful
knowledge and experience with the system.

Here is an example:

  mkdir proving-ground
  svnadmin create $repos
  svn mkdir $repos/trunk $repos/branches $repos/tags \
    -m "Creating project infrastructure"
  svn checkout $repos/trunk one
  cd one
  echo foo > foo
  svn add foo
  svn commit -m "* foo: New file."
  REV_ONE=... Put the real revision here
  svn copy \
    $repos/trunk \
    $repos/branches/my-devel-area \
    -m "Creating a working branch to play on."
  svn switch $repos/branches/my-devel-area
  ...play... make a change, commit
  REV_TWO=... Put the real revision here
  svn switch $repos/trunk
  svn merge -r$REV_ONE:$REV_TWO $repos .
  svn commit
  ... throw it away and try again with something different...

Unfortuantely I did no test the above and just typed it in off the top
of my head. But that is the point of having a scratch area to work
through these details. After you work the exercise and get some
experience with the commands you will be more confident working with
the real sources.


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