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Re: Noob has it fubar'd - any hope?

From: Bill Walton <bill.walton_at_charter.net>
Date: 2007-04-05 15:32:26 CEST

Hi Nick,

Nick Stolwijk wrote:

> The "Magic" of Subversion is all in the .svn directories in your working
> copy. Try "svn info" on a directory, there you see the URL/path to the
> repository. Then take a look in the .svn/entry file, you'll see exactly
> the same there. It's all in your mind, uhh, .svn directory. No outside
> knowledge required.

That helped a lot. All the talk about 'copying' in the book I'm working
with had me expecting to see files and copies of files. I think that's what
got me off on the (*entirely*) wrong track 6 months ago. Yesterday as I
worked through the small tutorial in the book using SVN from the command
line, then checking the results with Internet Explorer and then with
TortiseSVN, I hit that 'ah ha!!!' moment. There ain't no files in the
repository. Not the ones I was expecting to see, at least. SVN creates the
ones I expect when I check them out. It'll take some getting used to, I
admit. I'm using SVN from the command line until I get my arms around it
better. Until then, I think I'll limit my use of TortiseSVN to browsing.
Thanks much for the help. I appreciate it very much.

Best regards,

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