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Re: How to find new files added by others into main repository

From: Maxim Veksler <hq4ever_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-01 01:22:25 CEST

(top posting because this is OT):

This document: "http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/research/robots/iris4/developers/svntutorial/"
 is SO WRONG that I wonder if the guy even understands how to use
subversion.

Please ignore everything said there and go read proper documentation :
- http://svnbook.red-bean.com/
- http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/index.html

On 4/1/07, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch@stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> On 3/31/2007 6:12 PM, Laszlo Szabo wrote:
> > Thanks Matt & Duncan for the replies. Yes I had meant "working copy" when I
> > wrote "local repository". Also I know this isn't a tortoiseSVN mailing list
> > so won't labor this point but I had in fact tried to move a couple of files
> > from one location to another in my working copy, but looks like I ended up
> > with the situation described at
> > http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/research/robots/iris4/developers/svntutorial/
> > ie "When you run an update, only the files already checked out will be
> > updated (or deleted, if they were deleted in the repository since you last
> > updated) - if new files have been added to the repository, or you if you
> > have deleted a file (or renamed a file), you will not get all of the files
> > in the current version. Again, only the files already on your hard drive
> > will be touched, and they can only be deleted or overwritten with the latest
> > version of the file."
> >
> > Anyway to resolve this issue, I ended up deleting the working copy and
> > checking the whole repository out again. I don't know if there's an
> > easier/faster way of achieving this?
>
> Yes, just run update on the directory. That web page is wrong.
>
> If you say "svn update *", then the page is correct (because that
> updates each file), but if you say "svn update" you'll get the new
> additions.
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
> >
> > On 31/03/07, Duncan Murdoch < murdoch@stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> >> On 3/31/2007 12:35 PM, Laszlo Szabo wrote:
> >>> 1. What is the standard or best way to refresh one's local repository
> >> with
> >>> new files/folders that had been added by others to the main repository?
> >> The
> >>> update command only seems to work with files that already exist locally
> >> but
> >>> ignores any that have been added by others. It would be a shame and a
> >> large
> >>> timewaster for large repositories if the only way to do this is to
> >>> periodically delete the local repository and checkout everything afresh
> >> from
> >>> the main one.
> >> svn update will normally add new files. I suspect the issue in your
> >> case is that you have checked out a subdirectory (e.g. trunk), and the
> >> new files were added to a different one (e.g. a branch).
> >>> 2.What command(s) can provide a list of all folders/files that are in
> >> the
> >>> main repository but not in the local one?
> >> I don't think there is such a command. You can use "svn ls -R" to list
> >> all the files in the repository, but you'll have to filter the list
> >> yourself.
> >>
> >> Duncan Murdoch
> >>
> >>
> >
>
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Maxim Veksler
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