[development] Getting SVN to deal with orphaned and new files

Shai Gluskin shai at content2zero.com
Wed Nov 25 02:07:56 UTC 2009

Thanks Larry and Andrew!

Larry, can you use --exclude to deal with the OS X crap?


On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 8:38 PM, larry at garfieldtech.com <
larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:

> SVN isn't quite as bad for this as you make it out to be. :-)  You can do:
> svn add --force sites/all/modules
> and it will recursively add any files under that directory that it doesn't
> already know about.  Be careful of ._ files and similar crap that OS X may
> create. :-)
> That's actually my usual workflow at this point.  Drush dl to grab new
> modules, drush update to update a module, followed by the svn command above
> and then commit.  It doesn't handle file deletes or major file
> reorganization, but those are quite rare.
> And I almost never check out a module straight from CVS.  If I want a dev
> version, you can tell Drush to get that for you.
> --Larry Garfield
> Shai Gluskin wrote:
>> I get modules from d.o. from CVS, then I commit them to my own repository
>> with SVN.
>> When updating modules I've doing SVN del, CVS co, SVN add instead of
>> simply CVS up because of orphaned and new files. SVN freaks out over orphans
>> and the new files are just a pain since you need to SVN add for each one.
>> But I just installed Drush and I'm so excited about making all this easy.
>> So I'm motivated to finally ask for help around this.
>> So if you commit CVS versions of contrib to SVN, what is your method for
>> dealing with orphans and new files?
>> Thanks,
>> Shai
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