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Need Help Recovering From A Folder Named *

From: SingleShot <mike.whittemore_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-01 22:58:05 CET

We are at a loss for how to recover from this.

At revision 37, someone managed to commit a folder under our trunk named
"*". This prevented most subversion operations from working (checkout,
update, etc.) - the message was something like "cannot locate path '*'".

Using the TortoiseSVN GUI, we browsed to the * folder in the repository and
deleted it. The result of course was that the entire trunk was deleted! (I
suppose it resulted in the equivalent of rm -rf *) This resulting in
revision 86.

We've tried various techniques to recover from this. One was to merge 86:85,
to at least get our trunk back - this fails because version 85 still has the
* folder, which cancels the merge. Another was to create a new working set
with versions 1:36 & 38-85 to get all changes except for the * folder, then
commit the working set - this fails with a message like "folder xyz does not
exist" - which of course is true since the HEAD has no trunk anymore which
used to contain folder xyz.

Any recommendations in recovering from this would be appreciated.


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