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

Blair Zajac blair at
Tue Jun 16 11:50:17 CDT 2009

Stefan Sperling wrote:
> 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.

But that's mostly fixed in 1.6.3.  Before this latest commit issue, the ticket 
was last updated in 2004, suggesting it's not a large issue.


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