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How does SVN keep track of what repo it has checked out?

From: <richardcavell_at_mail.com>
Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2011 23:40:32 -0400

Hi, everyone.

I realize that my working copy has a .svn directory with information in
it that SVN uses. In the book, it says on page 19 (page 41 of the pdf):

"If you accidentally remove the .svn subdirectory, the easiest way to
fix the problem is to remove the entire containing dir- ectory (a
normal system deletion, not svn delete), then run svn update from a
parent directory. The Subversion client will download the directory
you've deleted, with a new .svn area as well."

Now, if you've removed the .svn directory, how does svn 'know' which
repo you're using? Does SVN store information somewhere else?

I had a repo checked out and I wanted to un-checkout it - that is to
say, stop using that repo. I was told that the simplest way would be
to just delete the .svn directory. Is it acceptable to do this? Or
have I left debris on my system by doing so?

Received on 2011-04-10 05:41:26 CEST

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