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Re: Help with files changed outside of svn

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:01:18 -0500

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 10:54, Christopher D Haakinson
<cdhaakin_at_us.ibm.com> wrote:
> I'm fairly new to svn, and I have things set up and running well.
> I wanted to test out a scenario where a file controlled by svn gets changed
> outside of svn inside the working copy, and now I'm lost and can't find much
> help on what to do.
> Here's my example: I setup the hooks folder as a svn project. Checked it out
> onto my windows box and made a small change, then committed the changes.
> Now I went through my command shell and manually changed a file outside of
> svn.
> Then I went back to my windows box and editted the same file with a
> different change.

Do you mean to say that you edited the same file in multiple working
copes? There is no "outside" svn as svn isn't a program in which you
edit files, and you can't edit directly in the repository.

> Now the original file contains: ">>>>>>> .r3" at the bottom
> Also I have some more files inside my working directory too:
> pre-revprop-change.tmpl
> pre-revprop-change.tmpl.mine
> pre-revprop-change.tmpl.r2
> pre-revprop-change.tmpl.r3
> Can someone please explain to me:
> 1) Why does >>>>>>> get put into the bottom of my files?
> 2) What are the 3 copies of this file for?

You have generated a merge conflict - you've changed the same line(s)
of the file in 2 different ways.

> 3) And now how do I get these files merged back into one copy with the
> changes made inside svn included and the changes made outside svn excluded?

You must now resolve the conflicts. See

As I said above, there is no "outside vs. inside svn" - you apparently
have changes made from 2 different working copies. This is a normal
situation but Subversion cannot handle this for you automatically -
YOU must tell Subversion which content is correct.
Received on 2011-02-28 17:02:37 CET

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