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Re: undelete

From: Robert La Ferla <robertlaferla_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-08-08 19:10:23 CEST

On Aug 8, 2006, at 12:55 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Aug 8, 2006, at 18:32, Robert La Ferla wrote:
>> I looked at the FAQ but saw no mention of how to restore a deleted
>> file (via svn delete). I read in the Subversion book that this is
>> accomplished using "svn copy" to copy the file back into the
>> working directory from the repository or by using merge. It seems
>> to me that there should be a simpler interface for this like "svn
>> restore" to restore files that were deleted. I don't know if this
>> has been discussed before but where can I submit a feature
>> request? The benefit of a "svn restore" is that the software
>> could find the last revision of the file automatically and is a
>> bit more intuitive than "svn copy" Also, I think undelete should
>> be added to the FAQ especially when the book says: "One of the
>> most common questions new users ask is, “How do I get my old file
>> or directory back?”."
> I don't think it needs to be in the FAQ because it's already in the
> book. See "Undoing Changes"

So you don't think that "One of the most common questions new users
ask" should be in the "frequently asked questions"?

> I suppose an "svn resurrect" or "svn undelete" could be convenient.
> But it's just a special case of something that can already be done
> as described above.

This is not about functionality. It's about user interface. But
it's more than that because currently you have a manual process for
finding the last time the file existed and then you have to execute a
non-intuitive command "svn copy" to get it back.

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