[thelist] Subversion: How to "delete" old, already deleted files

Symeon Charalabides symeon at systasis.com
Mon Oct 5 07:17:56 CDT 2009

> I am not very fluent in subversion. I just use it for backing up in a  
> versioned manner my code. And because I do the backup ("commit") only  
> from time to time, I have a couple of files which I've deleted or  
> placed somewhere else which show off in the subversion list as "D"  
> files:
> D      htdocs/mod_table/extremes_table.tpl
> D      htdocs/mod_table/table.tpl
> D      htdocs/mod_table/table_profile.tpl
> I've looked through the doc, but can't find anything. I remember  
> vaguely that one way to solve this is to create the files again, and  
> then delete them from the repository. But is there any other way?

As far as I know, this is the only way. You don't have to restore the 
original files in order to delete them; just create any dummy files with 
the required filenames, then either Commit or Update them, then delete them.


Symeon Charalabides (cosmopolite trainee)

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