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Re: trying to get new version of files from svn archive

From: <dov.kruger_at_americas.bnpparibas.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:08:49 -0400

Take it as fact that I'm not interested in my version of the file. So
anything svn may have decided about resolving collisions is irrelevant.

I want to get rid of my version of the file and get the one in the
archive. I think the reason for my confusion was that the file itself no
longer exists.

However, to clarify for everyone, we are using svn 1.6.15, which is pretty
recent under linux.

my SVN_EDITOR is emacs.

04/25/2011 10:43 AM

Re: trying to get new version of files from svn archive

On Apr 25, 2011, at 09:34, dov.kruger_at_americas.bnpparibas.com wrote:

> Excuse my ignorance, I'm used to cvs.

I have never used cvs, so my advice may not exactly correspond.

> I edited some files at the same time as a colleague, but when we
realized, he went forward, so my copies were obsolete.

Not necessarily. You might have made changes to different parts of the
file, which subversion would have resolved for you, in a probably proper

> Some time later, I tried to update, to get the new files, and to get his
updated version.
> It reported the files changed, just as I would see in cvs:
> C A.txt

Ok, a conflict occurred, so you and he did modify similar-enough parts of
the file that subversion could not automatically merge them. You would now
usually resolve the conflict manually.


You usually do this by opening the file in an editor and picking the
correct lines from amongst those subversion has indicated in the file for
you. You can also make use of the three additional files subversion has
created (one containing the old file, one containing the new upstream
file, and one containing your version) to assist you in deciding what's

> Since I wanted the new ones, I first looked for the equivalent of
> cvs up -C
> thinking it was:
> svn up --force
> but it wasn't.
> So then I deleted the files (so I don't have a local copy at all) and

Ok, now you don't have the file at all.

> svn up
> Subversion just reports the current version number and does not try to
bring the files in as cvs would.

This should indeed have brought back the current version of the file. Are
you sure it did not?

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