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Re: files under version control without working copy

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-31 19:19:05 CET

Erik Hemdal wrote:
>> On Jan 31, 2007, at 9:58 AM, Volker Poplawski wrote:
>>> Picture this scenario:
>>> i have write access to some files in /usr/local/bin/ and would like
>>> to have
>>> them under version control. I dont have write access to the
>>> directory itself
>>> so i guess i can't make it a working copy.
>>> I there a way to version these files without having a extra working-
>>> copy
>>> somewhere with copies of the files?
>>> Regards
>>> ....Volker
> This sounds like "in place import". Perhaps this will help you?
> http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#in-place-import
> If not, perhaps it will give you some ideas that might get you to a
> solution. Erik

He'd still need write access to /usr/local/bin/.svn and it's contents,
but if someone has arranged access to the file(s) in question, perhaps
that could be done too. I don't think it's possible to change an
existing file into a symlink, so he'll need help even changing to that

   Les Mikesell
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Received on Wed Jan 31 19:19:51 2007

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