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From Kamil Libich <>
Subject Copy the files between the branches witin the same repo and with saving the svn info about the operation.
Date Wed, 07 May 2014 14:08:59 GMT

I could not find any information neither in the archive nor in the svn book

I'd like to ask you about the copying a file(s) from one repo branch to
another branch of the repo. Although, seems to be trivial, please read the
scenario below.

I've been working on the project which has a lot of changes which have to
be deployed in very short periods of time; daily or sometimes twice a day.
I do releases directly from the trunk.

Now, I heading the situation in which I have to work on the different
software; still within the same project, but in different branch. Let call
this new branch a trunk2.

I realised, that I have to slightly modify a lot of files belongs to trunk
branch. Instead of doing ordinary copy operation and check in to the new
branch with comment about its  provenance in the comment field (as I do
when I have to copy one or two files only) I'd like to copy in the way that
the information about from where the files were copied we maintain in svn

Can I do this?

The present situation:
1. I check out the trunk branch
2. I check out the trunk2 branch
3. I do copy the files I want (under the OS, select and drag over)
4. I update the trunk2 branch with the information about the source of the
files in the comment window during the update

The demanded situation:
How to do the copy (create a duplicate of the file in the different branch
and still the same branch) whilst the information about the source of the
copy will be automatically (not in comments field) maintained by SVN.
It will allow me to do the independent changes in two branches still
maintaining the history with letting me know which file was derived from
which file and when.


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