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Re: \'Object of the same name already exists\'; so autoskip the object?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 19:46:01 -0500

On Oct 26, 2008, at 19:31, Jago Pearce wrote:

> Thank you for the help.
> It seems I can't do what I want to do. But you have at least saved me
> a lot of time trying to do it. I guess since I can't code I'll just
> have to wait.

You can check out on top of an existing directory with some existing
files, using the --force option, but it won't save you any bandwidth
versus checking out into an empty directory.

> Unless, what it means here is actually referring to changes in each
> file rather than different files:
> "With the code that is currently in trunk, in this scenario, the svn
> checkout command will still need to pull down the same number of bytes
> from the server as a "normal" checkout. It is possible that it could
> be enhanced in the future to more selectively pull down just the
> differences, something like an rsync. A change of that nature has been
> deferred for some future release or whenever someone comes along with
> enough motivation to tackle it."
> j_at_IDPP-0644:~/compile/trunk$ svn --version --quiet
> 1.4.6
> j_at_IDPP-0644:~/compile$ svn checkout --force
> svn://svn.icculus.org/alienarena/trunk
> Subcommand 'checkout' doesn't accept option '--force'
> As I say though, thanks for helping out here :-)

--force is available for checkout and update as of Subversion 1.5.0.

> I'd like to add this info to the FAQ.

You can write a patch for the FAQ and submit it here and someone can
commit it if it's agreed it's a good change.

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Received on 2008-10-27 01:46:31 CET

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