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From "Bert Huijben" <>
Subject RE: <file-name>.svn-revert files under .svn/prop-base directory ...
Date Thu, 24 Jun 2010 17:37:14 GMT
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> Sent: donderdag 24 juni 2010 14:43
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> Subject: <file-name>.svn-revert files under .svn/prop-base directory
> ...
> All,
> I'm wondering under what circumstances does a <file-name>.svn-revert
> file get created under the .svn/prop-base directory.

When a file is replaced by a different file, where that last file has an
history. In this case wc-1.0 needs one additional level of history.

svn rm file
svn cp other-file file
or svn cp URL@rev file

This feature was actually added in Subversion 1.4. Before that you would get
an error that you had to commit the delete before adding a new file with

(And in Subversion 1.7 this will be handled in a completely different way as
part of the WC-NG work)


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