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Re: Turn an unmanaged Directory into a working directory?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-12 15:21:28 CEST

On 4/12/07, Tom Malia <tommalia@ttdsinc.com> wrote:
> I realize that a work around would be to check out the repository to a
> separate directory, then copy the files to that directory, the problem is,
> in the windows environment, when you copy a subdirectory from one directory
> to another, if there's already a directory with the same name in the
> destination, then the copy process deletes the original directory in the
> destination and replaces it with source. Subsequently the copy solution
> would delete the .svn folders in the working directory if you tried to
> simply copy the non-managed directory into the managed/working directory.
> The only solution I see to this is a very tedious process of manually coping
> the contents of each subdirectory separately, which would be a royal pain
> for some the scenarios where this situation is occurring to us.

This workaround is all you have. I did not think Windows copy worked
the way you describe. Windows usually merges the contents in this
situation. So I think you just need to drag and drop.

In the Subversion trunk code, which will eventually be 1.5, the svn
checkout command can now supply the --force option and it will allow
you to checkout on top of an existing set of files and it will
preserve the files and slide the working copy underneath.

Mark Phippard
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Received on Thu Apr 12 15:22:00 2007

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