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Re: Delete directory locally without causing svn diff to report changes

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:05:43 -0500

Don't you just want this?


Basically use the --depth feature to prune away what you do not want
rather than using svn rm.


On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 2:59 PM, David Cummings
<david.a.cummings_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to remove a directory from my working copy
> without it causing svn diff to report changes.
> I often use svn co and svn up with --depth files to checkout partial
> pieces of a repository.
> For example I have the following repository structure:
> ----trunk
>  |------- folder1
>  |------- folder2
> To checkout trunk and folder 1 I would do:
> svn checkout "file:///svn/project/trunk_at_HEAD" -r HEAD
> --ignore-externals --depth files
> "/home/davey/ws/project_runtime/trunk3"
> svn update "/home/davey/ws/project_runtime/trunk3/folder1" -r HEAD --depth files
> This gives me a partial checkout of my repository. Most importantly
> though, if I do an svn diff I do not see any changes.
> Now sometimes I checkout everything, but then decide that I don't want
> certain folders in my working copy. If I remove them using svn rm, and
> then subsequently do an svn diff, I obviously see the deletion as a
> change.
> So I'm looking for a different command like svn rmlocal that would not
> report this diff (essentially removing the deleted dir from the
> .svn/entries). I can remove this data from the entries file, but it is
> a pain. Is there an svn command that allows me to do this?
> Thanks,
> David

Mark Phippard
Received on 2010-02-10 21:06:20 CET

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