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Re: Is this possible in Subversion?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-16 21:10:55 CET

Martin Marconcini wrote:
> Hi Everybody,
> Today one of our developers (who comes from VSS) asked me a question
> about svn and I have been unable to provide him with a decent answer;
> I've been walking through google results and mailing list archives but
> couldn't come up with a solution.
> I'll just say what he wants to do in case somebody has que same
> question in mind:
> Is there such thing as "svn update --replace_existing_non_versioned" ?
> It is a file that already exists with the same name locally (is
> unversioned) and you're bringing a new version from the repository. It
> should ask "Replace Local" Yes/No.
> The thing is: if the file is versioned and is locally, svn will merge
> (or try at least), but if the file is not there, there's a file exist
> conflict. He wants a way to --force the update to replace the local file.
> He showed me a VSS option called "REPLACE LOCAL" that does exactly
> this. I couldn't come up with a simple solution (except from manually
> deleteing the "should be replaced locally stored files" by hand.
> Any insight?
This change has been implemented in trunk and thus will be part of 1.5.
It either happens automatically, or you have to supply the --force
parm. I cannot remember which was finally decided.


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Received on Thu Nov 16 21:11:50 2006

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