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Re: copying subdirectories in subversion 1.7

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 20:17:34 +0300

Markus Schaber wrote on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 15:57:00 +0200:
> Hi, Stefan,
> Von: Stefan Sperling [mailto:stsp_at_elego.de]
> > > So I'm not only "detaching" subdirectories, but also "re-implanting"
> > > them afterwards.
> >
> > Sounds like what you really need is this as-of-yet not implemented
> > feature:
> > http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3625
> Yes, that one would definitely help. :-)
> Maybe extending "svn diff" and "svn patch" to preserve
> copy/rename/history information would already be half of that
> implementation? A "shelve" subdir under .svn/ could then be used to
> store the diff files.

That's one solution.

However, wc.db already has the ability to represent multiple related
trees (via op_depth), so another way would be to extend that into
storing not only the post-'svn patch' trees too, and then merging them
in the usual way. (which may require repository communication, or
storing the pre-patch tree locally too...)

Perhaps you'd be interested in contributing to the implementation of
this feature?

> Best regards
> Markus Schaber
Received on 2011-07-25 19:18:20 CEST

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