Hello,

My next guess would be that the -m paramter simply must be in the front.

In my scripts I use

$svn -m "tag erstellen" cp "$repository/branches/v$base_Branch/uls" "$repository/tags/released/v$tag/uls"
and that works fine.

Best regards,
Thorsten
Am 09/06/2021 um 13:25 schrieb Ranajit Ghosh:
Hi, Thanks for your response.

But I'm trying to copy the contents from one directory to another new directory within one repository itself like below:
svn copy <repo_root>/dir/subdir1  <repo_root>/dir/subdir2

The interesting part is that if I omit the -m option, svn automatically opens up the editor and waits for the log message. if I put the message there and close the editor window, it completes the copy operation without any error. It complains if the message text is supplied on the command line with -m option.

Thanks!
Ranajit

On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 4:17 PM Thorsten <tg@freigmbh.de> wrote:
Hello,

My guess is that you are trying to copy from one repository into a
different repository.

But the svn copy <src url> <dst url> -m 'info message' is designed to
copy files in the same repo, as the help states:

URL -> URL:  complete server-side copy;  used to branch and tag

to copy files from one repo into another try downloading them first and
then import them using "svn import".

If you are doing an server side  copy, than your syntax "should" work.


Best regards,

Thorsten


Am 09/06/2021 um 12:25 schrieb Ranajit Ghosh:
> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to do a SVN copy using URL with the following syntax:
>
> svn copy <src url> <dst url> -m 'info message'
>
> But I am getting the following error:
> svn: E205009: Local, non-commit operations do not take a log message
> or revision properties.
>
> I couldn't understand the error message. It seems to be contradictory
> to the functionality svn copy using url provides. The svn copy using
> url apparently does a remote copy in the repository with a commit.
>
> Could you please shed some light on what the actual issue is? and what
> would be the solution for this?
>
> P.S: I'm using svn, version 1.8.10 (r1615264) on aix 7.1.
>
>
> Thanks!
> Ranajit
>
>