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Re: svn: '.' is not a working copy

From: Carsten Koch <Carsten.Koch_at_icem.com>
Date: 2007-01-15 12:02:42 CET

Thomas De Contes wrote:
> hi :-)
> how to know the version of SVN which is installed ?

 From the output of "svn -h" or "svn --help":

usage: svn <subcommand> [options] [args]
Subversion command-line client, version 1.4.2.
Type 'svn help <subcommand>' for help on a specific subcommand.
Type 'svn --version' to see the program version and RA modules
  or 'svn --version --quiet' to see just the version number.

> when i do ... i get :
> thomas% svn checkout -r {20061215} svn://gcc.gnu.org/svn/gcc/branches/
> gcc-4_2-branch gcc-4.2-branch
> subversion/libsvn_fs_fs/fs_fs.c:1446: (apr_err=160006)
> svn: No such revision 20061215

You need to quote the date, otherwise the shell removes the curly braces:

% echo {20061215}
% echo '{20061215}'

> thomas% svn info
> subversion/libsvn_wc/lock.c:630: (apr_err=155007)
> svn: '.' is not a working copy
> thomas%

See "svn info -h"

> what is the problem ?

The problem is: you are not reading the documentation. :-)


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