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RE: OS deletes and repo commits

From: <Chris.Fouts_at_qimonda.com>
Date: 2006-11-15 12:28:25 CET

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Alan McDonald [mailto:alan@meta.com.au]
>Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 6:22 AM
>To: users@subversion.tigris.org
>Subject: OS deletes and repo commits
>When a user deletes a file via the operating system file
>delete, the svn database is not informed of this deletion. If
>the user uses the
>TortoiseSVN|Delete option, the svn database IS synch'd with
>this deletion.
>Is there a way for a user to update their svn database (of
>their working
>copy) of the state of the files in their file system with
>their working copy without doing a commit or update?

In short, no - simply because Subversion is NOT anyone's
mommy! :)

>I have a particular issue with people swapping between
>detailed view and thumbnail view in their file system. It
>seems that this process deletes thumbnails (when switching to
>details) and if they do not commit these deletions before
>switching back and re-creating the thumbs.db files, there is
>an annoying error in trying to add a file to the repo which
>already exists. My auto update then commit script does not
>bring the repo version othe thumbs.db file back to the working
>copy because the working copy database thinks it's already
>present, when it's not, but DOES think that the newly created
>thumbs.db file is a new addition instead of an update of an
>existing file. I thought at first it was a case problem but
>the OS (WinXP) always uses teh same case Thumbs.db for the file.
> regards
> Alan McDonald

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