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RE: Re: Problem because of coworker has renamed folders?

From: Bicking, David (HHoldings, IT) <David.Bicking_at_thehartford.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 09:01:47 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: svn interested [mailto:svn_at_yogasurftech.de]
> Bjrn T Johansen wrote:
> > I have a problem with my checked out files... I have been
> working on
> > some files and at the same time, a coworker has changed the
> name of many of the folders higher up in the hierarchy... How
> can I commit my files now that the folder names aren't the
> same anymore?
> > Can I just do an update and then commit or are there any
> special steps I need to do so my changes aren't lost?
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > BTJ
> >
> You have to do an "svn switch" so that your working copy will
> point again to a valid location in your repository
> Greetings,
> Lutz Dornbusch

Are you sure that will work? As I understand it, the problem is that someone moved or renamed folders within a particular project and the level at which he would "switch" is higher. This would also leave the working copy in a state that does not resemble the real project structure.

I would export the contents of the folders that were renamed that have changes to somewhere else on the file system, then update the working copy (which might require a revert, first). At this point the working copy will match the repository. I'd take the exported files and place them in the new proper locations. The ones I changed show up as "changed". Finally, I'd commit.

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