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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] [svn] How to remove V2 files without loss of V3 history?
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-18 09:23:50

On 18 March 2012 13:14, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> cd boost/filesystem
> svn cp ^/trunk/boost/filesystem ^/branches/filesystem_v3/boost/filesystem
> svn switch ^/trunk/boost/filesystem

Should that be:

svn switch ^/branches/filesystem_v3/boost/filesystem

> svn rm *.hpp
> svn mv v3/*.hpp .
> svn rm v2 v3
> # modify headers
> svn commit -m "Remove Filesystem V2"
> svn switch ^/trunk/boost/filesystem
> svn merge --reintegrate ^/branches/filesystem_v3/boost/filesystem
> svn commit -m "Merge back to trunk"
> FWIW, if you're doing this in one go, there's
> no good reason to create a branch.

Also, if we eventually switch to git, I don't think git will
understand that the file has moved, since there was already a file in
the new location. There might be a benefit to having an intermediate
version with the file missing (although, there might not, I don't how
well the git conversion will handle it).

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