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Re: working copy issue/question

From: B. Smith-Mannschott <benpsm_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-29 18:51:14 CET

On Dec 29, 2006, at 18:27, bruce wrote:
> hi...
> i'm creating a process where i'm automatically managing/massaging
> files in
> different repositories...
> i'm running into a situation where i might need to checkout a
> folder, change
> the filename(s) in the folder, and check the changes back in to the
> repository. i might need to do this for multiple repositories...
> in the even that i go this route, the working copy (wc) is simply a
> throwaway. however, when i attempted this, i got an err stating
> that the wc
> was for another url. i see that i can do a "svn sw" which might work.

If it's a "throwaway", then I suggest you throw it away and not try
to reuse it. I don't believe it's possible to 'switch' between
repositories (just within a repository).

Parenthetically: Identity for repositories is defined in terms of
their UUID, not the URL you happen to use to access them. (It is
possible to use switch to redirect a working to the same repository
but via a different protocol.)

> is there a way to 'force' svn to allow me to use/reuse the same wc
> for my
> repositories...
> is there a way for me to 'clear' from svn the names/relationships for
> previous repositories..
> i'd like to
> svn co from url to /wctest
> in /wctest, make my rename changes
> do a svn ci /wctest
> do a rm -rf /wctest
> repeat process...

What you've described above seems like a reasonable way to solve the
problem, and doesn't have any need to "reuse", or "clear" your
working copy.

for url in svn://foo/bar \
            svn://foo/baz \
     svn co $url wc
     # perform renames. e.g:
     cd wc # not sure if this is necessary
     svn rename log.txt log-`date +%y%m%d-%H%M%S`.txt
     cd ..
     svn ci wc
     rm -rf wc

or something like that.

// ben

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