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Re: Could not un- and re- link ~/.subversion/config

From: Alan Brogan <abrogan_at_altobridge.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 15:20:44 +0000 (GMT)

Tried that !

It is the directory which is protected, not just the config file.
Wtch this one:

$ cd ~/.subversion

$ wc -l README.txt
124 README.txt

$ echo > README.txt
$ wc -l README.txt
1 README.txt

$ rm -rf README.txt
$ wc -l README.txt
124 README.txt

Where did those 124 lines come back from ?

-- 
Alan
----- Original Message -----
From: "Erik Andersson" <kirean_at_gmail.com>
To: "Alan Brogan" <abrogan_at_altobridge.com>
Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
Sent: Thursday, 4 March, 2010 15:45:31 GMT +00:00 GMT Britain, Ireland, Portugal
Subject: Re: Could not un- and re- link ~/.subversion/config
try: "rm -Rf config"
Cheers / Erik
On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Alan Brogan <abrogan_at_altobridge.com> wrote:
> Hello the list,
>
> I just lost a few hours trying to do this:
>
> $ cd ~/.subversion
> $ rm -f config
> $ ln -s /path/to/another/config .
>
> The link command kept failing, because "File exists"
>   WTF ?
>
> Turns out I cannot remove ~/.subversion/* in one command, as some other
> process is protecting them from deletion (but not from editing).
>
> Eventually I did figure out the workaround, which is simply to join them
> into one command
> $ rm -f config && ln -s /path/to/another/config .
>
> But it was a £*({ing annoying few hours between problem arising and finding
> solution (and even more annoying that the solution was so simple)
>
> I can find no documentation of this feature at
>    http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/
>    http://subversion.apache.org/faq.html
>    http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/subversion-users/
> so, I would like to ask:
>
> a) where is it documented ?
> b) can it be extended to other user-configurable directories ?
>
> Thank you for reading this far, and any writing you might be able to do.
>
> --
> Alan
>
Received on 2010-03-05 16:21:17 CET

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