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From Bill Waggoner <>
Subject Re: Merge confusion ...
Date Mon, 24 Jan 2011 01:29:05 GMT
Thanks, Ryan.  Your understanding is correct, the file was simply replaced
(that's a project problem, not svn's) and trying to merge rev 8 didn't do
anything (as you suggested)

I feel much better now as I did merge the diff into the current file and
committed that, exactly as you suggested.  I'm glad I wasn't missing
something "magic" in svn that I might have missed.

Bill W

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 7:55 PM, Ryan Schmidt <> wrote:

> On Jan 23, 2011, at 17:32, Bill Waggoner wrote:
> > This is a confused newbie question about merge.  I'll try to be brief ...
> >
> > I have a script, index.php, that I updated at R8 to add some code.  We
> are now at R13 or so ... Someone else, outside of SVN, updated the source
> file with changes that did not include my changes at R8.  Now I have a copy
> of their updated file, how (or can I?) use MERGE to take my changes (7:8)
> and insert them into the new source?  The changes are not in conflict at
> all.
> It sounds like they did not use "svn merge" to cause this problem; they
> just copied a bad file into the directory and committed it. So I wouldn't
> use "svn merge" to try to fix it. (Using "svn merge" to try to merge
> revision 8 would try to also record the fact that it is merging revision 8,
> which would cause it some difficulty since, as far as it knows, revision 8
> is already there). I would just use "svn diff -c8" to get the changes for
> revision 8 and apply that diff to the file, then commit it.

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