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From jrm <>
Subject Re: .svn directory - safe to add files in ".svn" or ".svn/tmp"?
Date Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:24:08 GMT

On 03/06/2014 08:48 PM, Andy Levy wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 5:44 PM, jrm <> wrote:
>> Working on some tools for a development environment that will make use of
>> SVN.   There are circumstances where I want to create temporary information
>> of my own, related to checked out versions. Rather than cluttering up the
>> working directory with other special directories and files, I was wondering
>> how safe it might be to make direct use of the ".svn" directory for my own
>> purposes?
>> Aside from the existing purposed subdirectories - would it be safe to create
>> files in either "tmp", ".svn" proper, or a new subdirectory under ".svn"?
> Do not do anything in the .svn directory. That directory is
> exclusively for the use of the SVN working copy library and you could
> easily break your WC.

Sure - if I overwrote something that has a genuine purpose - or created
something in a location where SVN expects exactly certain files to be.
But is SVN so fragile that it can't tolerate a differently named
or file under there?

Or has experience taught you to treat SVN as fragile?

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