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Re: Deleting files in subversion

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2007-09-03 15:27:39 CEST

On Monday 03 September 2007 14:10, Guenther Sohler wrote:
> We are working with many people on the same repository.
> One file, which includes really individual settings got
> accidently scheduled and committed under revision control some time ago.
> How can I remove the binding from my local file to the repository?
> "svn delete" would also deletes the local file but i just want to remove
> the linkage.

This is a bit tricky. If the file is deleted from the repository, it will also
be deleted locally when you update. This is possibly not that bad, because if
the file had local modifications, it will not get deleted (SVN will never
delete changes without explicitly being asked to), otherwise it is still
available from the repository, you just have to retrieve it from an older

Now, for e.g. configuration files, I'd suggest renaming it to foo.template.
You can then document which settings go where in that very file and fellow
developers can use it as template for their localised versions.


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