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Re: Files from old repository

From: Matt Sickler <crazyfordynamite_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-23 21:25:14 CEST

If the copies had their .svn dirs removed, importing them should be no
problem as any svn-related metadata is stored in the .svn dir.
If the .svn dirs are there, then remove them before importing.

On 8/23/07, David Southwell <david@vizion2000.net> wrote:
> Hi
> I have hit a problem that I have not come across before - I am sure there must
> be a simple solution to it.
>
> I have large amount of code files stored on a developer's winxp system and we
> need to import them into a project maintained on a subversion repository on a
> freebsd server on our local network..
>
> The archive is a back up copies of the working files kept on another
> subversion server that that was destroyed in a fire. The copies were made by
> a process that removed the .svn files.
>
> If the files are imported into the current project, as is, they retain their
> old version properties that would conflict with the versioning of the new
> project.
>
> What is the simplist way to remove the version property information from these
> files, there are a thousands of files in the archive, so they can be imported
> cleanly into the current project and then committed as part of the current
> project into the current repository?
>
> I can move them from the xp system to a unix system and carry out the
> conversion process there, and then transfer them back to the developer's
> system, if that would be easier. I cannot see a way of doing this via the
> subclipse interface.
>
> If it helps the current project is a Ruby on Rails and is being developed
> using the eclipse IDE with aptana/radrails and subclipse.
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> David
>
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