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Re: Overwrite a file with "svn update"?

On Sat, Nov 19, 2005 at 09:00:38PM +0100, Giovanni Bajo wrote:
> Steve Kargl <> wrote:
> > Perhaps, I missed the required options, but I'll
> > ask an obvious question anyway.  Often when testing
> > a patch, one will often place a new testcase in
> > gcc/testsuite/*.  This new file is not under control
> > of svn.  After review, the patch is committed to the
> > tree.  Now, I want to update my local repository.
> > I issue "svn update" and the result is
> >
> > svn: Failed to add file 'gcc/testsuite/gfortran.dg/fgetc_1.f90': \
> > object of the same name already exists
> >
> > which is indeed correct.  So, is there an option to tell
> > svn to blow away files that conflict with files in the
> > repository.
> Why don't you just "svn add" the file? So you won't miss it in the commit, in
> the diffs, in the stats, and whatnot. "svn add" is a totally local operation
> and does not require write access to the remote repository. You can even do
> that on a tree checked out with svn:// and later switch the tree to svn+ssh://
> to commit it.

This is during a review process.  There is no guarantee that
file will be committed.  Additionally, by keeping the file
out of svn, it severely reduces the probability of accidental


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