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I hate "svn help import"

From: Kenneth Porter <shiva_at_sewingwitch.com>
Date: 2007-01-05 16:09:57 CET

"svn import" bites me every time I use it. Today, I wanted to import the
source tree for wxWidgets into my vendor tree. So I run wxMSW-2.8.0.exe to
install it to d:\devel\wxWidgets-2.8.0. I cd to d:\devel and run:

cd d:\devel
svn import https://myserver/myrepo/vendor wxWidgets-2.8.0 -m "Import
wxWidgets-2.8.0."

When it completes, I discover that instead of acting like "svn add" (which
would have put everything under a new wxWidgets-2.8.0 subdirectory in the
repo) it's dumped everything that was in that directory into my vendor
directory in the repo. Ugh. Now I have to go clean it up.

Perhaps someone could suggest better wording for "svn help import" that
would keep me from making this mistake again in 6 months.

Here's what's there now:

  If PATH is a directory, the contents of the directory are added
  directly under URL.

I'd suggest a parenthetic caution:

  If PATH is a directory, the contents of the directory (not the directory
itself)
  are added directly under URL.

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