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RE: svn add "already under version control"

From: Gavin Lambert <gavinl_at_compacsort.com>
Date: 2006-07-20 00:53:41 CEST

Quoth Brian Bird <mailto:brian.bird@securetrading.com>:
> mkdir directory # the real directory has several files inside
> it too svn add directory
> svn ci
>
> rm -rf directory # another program removes this directory
> mkdir directory # it then creates an entirely new directory
> with similar files to the original directory
>
> svn add directory # At this point I want to ignore the fact that
> there is an old version of directory already in the repository
> svn: warning: 'directory' is already under version control

Ideally, you should use svn's own tree management commands. But it
sounds like in this case it's out of your control.

If they really are similar, then the main thing you need to do is to
preserve the '.svn' folder within (and all its contents). Make a backup
copy of it immediately following your original commit. Once the folder
has been deleted and recreated, copy the backup back in to the new
folder, then do any necessary 'svn rm'/'svn add' etc to account for
deleted/new files, then commit, and finally back up the .svn folder
again for next time.

If the folder contains subfolders, you will need to preserve all of
*those* .svn folders as well. And so forth.

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