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Re: Minor issue: how do I link one repository version to another?

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2006-05-26 23:36:48 CEST

subversion.mexon@spamgourmet.com wrote:
> My scenario: I use subversion to manage a tiny website of static HTML
> pages. I had a bunch of pages, but then I decided to strip back the
> website, leaving only a skeleton. The stuff I stripped away is still
> there, but I moved it over into a branch before I removed all the stuff
> I didn't want from the trunk. So far, so good.
> Now, the pages that are left have two copies. Occasionally, I update
> these pages, and when I do, the changes should be applied both in the
> branch and in the trunk. So far, I've been handling that by editing and
> committing them in the branch, then deleting the version in the trunk,
> and finally copying the version from the branch into the trunk. If I
> understand right, this is all being done with cheap copies, so I'm not
> storing any duplicate data. Which is still good.
> My only problem is, it's a bit of an effort to go through this every time...
> vi index.html
> svn commit index.html
> svn delete ../../../../blah/blah/blah/blah/index.html
> svn commit ../../../../blah/blah/blah/blah/index.html
> svn copy index.html ../../../../blah/blah/blah/blah/index.html
> svn commit ../../../../blah/blah/blah/blah/index.html
> What I really want here, is something like having a symbolic link inside
> the repository, so that when I ask to check out index.html, it actually
> checks out the file from some other branch. Failing that, I'd like some
> kind of shortcut command for all of the last four commands above.
> Any suggestions? Not the most life-threatening issue I've ever been
> presented with, but it'd be nice to have a better solution.

Use svnmerge.py to make modifications in one location and merge them to the
other location:


Its a very nice wrapper around the 'svn merge' command that keeps track of
revisions already merged over.


Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
Subversion training, consulting and support
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Received on Fri May 26 23:42:55 2006

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