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Re: Svn copy does not work if destination file already exist

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 10:33:00 -0600

Vishal Gangwal wrote:
> Hi
> 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 .

Firstly, what's the impetus for "saving" a revision number? I doubt you are
going to run out of them any time soon...

However, I can see why people would want a "clobber" option for 'svn cp'.
Patches welcome. :)



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