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RE: SVN Copy when directory exists

From: Daniel Becroft <Daniel.Becroft_at_supercorp.com.au>
Date: 2007-11-13 23:56:58 CET

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Peacock [mailto:john.peacock@havurah-software.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, 13 November 2007 8:04 PM

<snipped />

> > E.g.
> > > svn copy trunk branches/branch_name
> > A branches\branch_name
> >
> > > svn copy trunk branches/directory_exists
> > A branches\directory_exists\trunk
> What did you expect this to do? Did you expect that it would
> replace the
> contents of the previous branch? If so, the sequence is simply
> $ svn delete branches/directory_exists
> $ svn copy trunk branches/directory_exists
> and you are good to go.

Now that I think about it in terms of directories and contents AND history, rather than just directories and contents, then the way that the copy command works now makes sense. If a directory is to be copied over the top of an already existing directory, then it requires a merge.

I guess I wasn't expecting it as this scenario wasn't documented (that I could see).

Daniel B.

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