Deleted files are 'restored' when doing an update with TortoiseSVN
If I delete a file from my working copy, then do an Update, the deleted file is restored.
This is quite annoying, because I then have to go find the file and delete it again.
I’m not sure why SVN does this. If I want to do an Update, it means I want to pull down any changes from the respository. It doesn’t mean I want to restore files that I have deleted.
Is there a workaround?
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If you want to delete the file from SVN, you need to do an SVN delete, not just delete the file locally. SVN delete is in the TortoiseSVN context submenu.
To mitigate after the problem occurs, i do this:
- Select all the rows in tortoise svn window that were ‘Restored’,
- Paste in second column of a new excel sheet
- in first column, type: del ”
- fill the column with del ” next to the restored files’ paths, by double clicking bottom right corner of the first cell in which you typed del ”
- fill after each path with a closing ”
- Win+R (Start -> Run) notepad -> Enter. Copy all and paste into notepad. Select and copy one tab, Ctrl + H, replace all, replaces tabs with nothing to remove tabs
- Win+R cmd -> Enter , right click and paste the delete commands in command line, press enter and the files get deleted
I know these are a long list of instructions, but I believe they should be second nature to developers, and are necessary to know and go about quickly, for multiple purposes beyond this one, using excel this way, creating and running batch commands quickly, etc…