Thanks. That is kinda what I was figuring what I would have to do.

On Monday, February 19, 2018 at 8:35:27 AM UTC-5, Edward Prochak wrote:
> On Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 9:45:24 AM UTC-5, TC Mauldin wrote:
>> On Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5:15:00 PM UTC-5, Edward Prochak wrote:
>>> On Friday, February 16, 2018 at 12:15:02 PM UTC-5, TC Mauldin wrote:
>>>> I am new to TortoiseSVN, I was following the setup in the test drive 
>>>> section of the help file and have a question.  The description says to 
>>>> import the file from a dir into the repository and then create another dir 
>>>> and check the file out from the repository trunk dir.  So now there are 
>>>> two 
>>>> dir, the one with the original file and one with the checked out files.  
>>>> You make the changes in checked out file which are not connected to the 
>>>> original dir.  After completing the work in the checked out dir how do the 
>>>> checked out files get transferd back to the dir with the original file. I 
>>>> can't find anything about this in the help file.  Any help will be greatly 
>>>> appreciated.
>>> the example means to show that there is no connection to the original 
>>> file. What happens on you local
>>> file system is independent of the archive. You can at this point, if you 
>>> want, delete the original file and
>>> folder. A copy will still exist in that folder on the trunk in the 
>>> archive.
>>> The checked out folder is now your work area/sandbox. After making any 
>>> changes you check them back in. 
>>> HTH,
>>>   ed
>> Thanks for the quick response. Ok but not sure that solves my problem.  
>> The situation is this.  The original files are on a remote web server and 
>> these files can't be erased, and the only privilege I have are to copy 
>> paste and delete files.  I can't create any directories or a repository on 
>> the server.  I have to create the repository on my local computer and then 
>> import the files to my computer.  I then check out the files to a dir on my 
>> computer to work on them and commit back to the repository. So my problem 
>> once the testing is done is there anyway for TortoiseSVN to merge the 
>> completed files back to the server. Hope this makes my question a little 
>> clearer
> I see, your problem is the deployment step (putting the files back out to 
> the web server).
> I do not think subversion has any tool for that. Typically that is done 
> with other scripting tools
> like PERL or PowerShell. It should not be hard to write a script to deploy 
> the files.
> You really don't want to merge on the server. You replace.
> Essentially that is really out of the scope for subversion. Try a script 
> or, if changes are
> infrequent, just keep doing it manually.
> Ed

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