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From Blair Zajac <>
Subject Re: How to stop delete files/directory from SVN Repo Browser
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2012 18:50:21 GMT
On 08/07/2012 02:13 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Aug 7, 2012, at 04:00, Subodh Singh wrote:
>> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> On Aug 6, 2012, at 01:28, Subodh Singh wrote:
>>>> I am new  to SVN Repository. I need help to stop deletion of
>>> files/directory from Repo Browser, so that user can't commit if any delete
>>> operation is occurred. I can get this information using svnlook but after
>>> commit. I need to catch any delete action before commit. I tried it using
>>> svn hooks but not able to do so. Please guide me.
>>> It should definitely be possible to write a pre-commit hook to do this.
>> Dear Ryan,
>> Thanks for reply. Problem is that I tried it to do with svn pre-commit hook
>> but not able to catch delete action. If you have any script for this then
>> kindly send it to me.
> I'm sorry, I don't have time to write this script for you, but it should be easy to write.
You'll use "svnlook changed -t" to inspect the incoming transaction, and look for any lines
of output starting with "D" meaning "deleted".

Note that by preventing deletes you also prevent moves, because in svn a 
'svn mv A B' is the same as 'svn cp A B; svn rm A'.


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