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RE: check out deleted folder

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:13:50 +0000

> > Hi there,
> >
> > my situation is as follows:
> > there's a large svn repository
> > svn+ssh://someserver/reps/maindir/
> > I only work with the subdirectory
> > svn+ssh://someserver/reps/maindir/old_dir/foobar/what_I_work_with
> >
> > such that I used to check it out with
> > svn co
> > svn+ssh://someserver/reps/maindir/old_dir/foobar/what_I_work_with
> >
> > what_I_work_with got moved by the maintainers of the main repository
> > in revision r123456 to
> >
> > svn+ssh://someserver/reps/maindir/new_dir/foobar/what_I_work_with
> >
> > now I can check it out with
> >
> > svn co
> > svn+ssh://someserver/reps/maindir/new_dir/foobar/what_I_work_with
> >
> > in newlocation, commands like "svn log", "svn blame", ... still work,
> > I see commit messages from before r123456 and changes from r900 are
> > correctly reported by svn blame.
> >
> > what does not work is
> >
> > cd what_I_work_with
> > svn up -r900
> >
> > since maindir/new_dir/foobar/what_I_work_with doesn't exist in r900.
> >
> > Also the alternate approach checking out what_I_work_with doesn't work
> > since the directory doesn't exist in the trunk
> >
> > svn co
> > svn+ssh://someserver/reps/maindir/old_dir/foobar/what_I_work_with
> >
> > neither did switching work:
> >
> > cd what_I_work_with
> > svn switch ..../old_dir/...
> >
> > Also, I'm hesitant to check out svn+ssh://someserver/reps/maindir due
> > to the large overhead of stuff in there which I don't need (in fact I
> > found it a strong part of svn that subdirectories of a repository are
> repositories themselves).
> >
> >
> >
> > Is there any way to check out or update to revision r900?
>
> I don't think so. Since the canonical "name" of an item in the repository is a
> combination of the full path and the rev number
> (^maindir/new_dir/foobar/what_I_work_with_at_123456) you can't update a
> path to a revision in which that path didn't exist.
>
> You would have to check out rev900 from the original path.
>
> You could try:
>
> Svn co -r 900 ^maindir/new_dir/foobar/what_I_work_with_at_123456
>
> But, I'm not sure if that will work.
>
> BOb

Oh, and you can of course check out the deleted path... just provide the peg revision...

Svn co ^path/to/file_at_900

BOb
Received on 2013-07-24 17:14:24 CEST

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