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RE: How can I delete an external?

From: <nicklist_at_planet.nl>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 15:54:39 +0200

The svn externals work by setting a property: svn:externals. By editing this property (svn propedit svn:externals <path>) you can remove lines of this property and thus the external. You can offcourse also remove the whole property svn propedit svn:externals <path>). Bear in mind though, the property is on the directory containing the externals.


Nick Stolwijk
~Java Developer~

Iprofs BV.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Conlin [mailto:jeremit0_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Fri 6/20/2008 15:07
To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: How can I delete an external?
I recently added to directories to my repository. These directories are
external subversion checkouts and I have set them up as such in my
repository. After adding these directories, I created a branch. Now I want
to delete these externals in the branch but svn won't let me.
Let me illustrate. If the directories are there, I can delete them with
'rm' but not with 'svn rm' because svn complains they are not under revision
control. That's fine, I don't want them under revision control. However,
if the directories are not there and I do 'svn update' the directories are

How can I delete these externals so they don't show up in my branch? Of
course I still want them in my trunk, but I don't think that is part of the
problem here.

I am using svn version 1.4.6 on Mac OSX

Received on 2008-06-20 15:57:13 CEST

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