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Svn copy does not work if destination file already exist

From: Vishal Gangwal <vishalgangwal_at_waterford.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 05:13:50 -0700

Svn copy does not work if destination file already exist . For example
if we have file trunk/a.txt and we use " svn copy trunk/a.txt tags/a.txt
" .
It will copy file trunk/a.txt into tags directory as a.txt .
Now we modify file trunk/a.txt and again we want to use " svn copy
trunk/a.txt tags/a.txt " , so that a.txt in tags directory is updated
copy of a.txt in trunk directory.
But svn gives following error :
svn: Failure opening '/tags/a.txt/a.txt'
svn: '/trunk/a.txt' is not a directory in filesystem '/repos/test/db'

So we are using " svn del tags/a.txt " and then " svn copy trunk/a.txt
tags/a.txt "
Is there any other way to achieve this ?
So that we don't have to delete the file and save one revision number .
And also we don't want repository history showing file deleted .
Thanks & Regards
Vishal Gangwal


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