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Subject Need to restructure repo folders: Problem: SVN COPY is recursive
Date Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:11:17 GMT
Hi folks,

We are changing our folder structure in the SVN repository and need to "map" content from
old folders to the new folders.  I was investigating the use of SVN COPY but the command is
recursive, which leads to problems for us.
For example, let's say our structure looks like:

Original Folders

And we are moving to a new structure where content from \a is copied to \d, \b to \e and \c
also to \e:
New Folders

I can't do a SVN COPY of \b to \e because I would get:

The only solution I can think of is to script a copy process on a file-by-file basis by first
getting a list of files in folder \c, then SVN COPY each file individually into folder \e.
 Repeat for all folders. I can this in PERL but it seems like a long journey to get to the

What am I missing?  Is my approach flawed?

Note that we want to keep the original structure in place as well as have the new one which
is why I am playing with COPY instead of MOVE or SWITCH.



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