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Re: How to "un-checkout" from svn

From: Kevin Grover <kevin_at_kevingrover.net>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 18:46:20 -0800

This *is* mentioned in the svn-book, the most relevant doc: **


There's a footnote in there about obliterate.

Currently you can do it by dumping the repo, filtering out what you DO NOT
want to be in there, and recreating the repo. However: this will change
revision numbers (so comments in ChangeLogs and logs for merges may no
longer jive...)

** Too your credit, it was not obvious where it was from the index, I had to
load the single file html and search for obliterate ;-)

- Kevin

On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 4:22 PM, Javier Alvarado <quijotista_at_yahoo.com>

> Is there a way to really "un-checkout" something from svn? I can't figure
> out a way to do it from the docs, and my web searches have been fruitless.
> * svn delete <path> deletes the files from my working copy, _but also from
> the repository when I commit_. I don't want to delete them from the repo.
> * rm -rf <path> deletes the files from my working copy, _but not their
> information from .svn/_. Therefore, when I subsequently do an svn status,
> they are still listed and flagged as missing. I don't want that either.
> What I want is a clean way to tell svn "forget I ever checked these out"
> so that I can clean up my working copy. So, what I'm doing right now is
> either manually hacking .svn/entries myself or moving the old checkout of
> the way and re-checking-out just the stuff I still want.
> Am I missing something obvious? Or am I really the only person who's ever
> wanted to do this?
> Thanks in advance for any help!
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Received on 2008-03-06 03:46:41 CET

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