ch 2: "svn import" for more than just initial import?

Stefan Sperling stsp at
Tue Jun 16 09:45:42 CDT 2009

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 07:14:31AM -0700, Blair Zajac wrote:
> On Jun 16, 2009, at 3:06 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> "You typically use this when you have an existing tree of files that
>> you want to begin tracking in your Subversion repository."
>> but maybe it's worth just extending that sentence to clarify its
>> availability later on.  just my $0.02 since, the first time i read
>> that so long ago, my first impression was that it was used
>> *exclusively* for initially populating a repository and that was it.
> I don't like the use of import much because there's no way to correct a 
> mistake if you forgot to remove a file you didn't want to import or you 
> picked the wrong URL to import to.  I much prefer using svn add into an 
> empty folder and then committing.  So not mentioning import is in my mind 
> better.

But people not using svn import can run into issue #1964.


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