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Re: my understanding on svn switch

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 09:17:05 -0700

N D wrote:
> when i switch to some location of my subversion reposory using svn
> switch, the following things hold:
> any new files/dir from the repo location will be added to my working
> copy, if they are not present in my WC


> any existing files/dir (that exist both in the repo and WC) will be
> overwritten in my WC, therby overwriting any changes

No. It does a merge into those files, not a copy, preserving any local changes.

> any files/dir present in my WC, but not in the repo location, will be
> deleted from my WC

Unversioned files will not be touched. Versioned files will be deleted if they
have no local modifications. Versioned files with local modifications will be kept.


Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
CTO, OrcaWare Technologies
Subversion training, consulting and support
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