Something Quick and Simple

19, Jun 2010

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A quick little thing today:

When working with SVN (Subversion), one will often get the message:

svn: Your commit message was left in a temporary file:

I've never known what to do with that file, as it always seemed to be rather a pain, but today I discovered its purpose. After that file has been created by svn, and you fix whatever problems there were with the repository, run the following:

svn ci -F svn-commit.tmp

This will run the commit that failed the first time, with the same commit message as before, saving you from having to retype that message. Also, if this commit succeeds, then the offending file is automatically deleted.

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