Tortoise SVN will even suggest a commit message, a concatenation of messages from the commits that you just finished merging.The more often you merge with , the less code you’ll have to merge each time, thus reducing the probability and complexity of conflicts. You developed and tested an awesome feature at your branch in (almost) complete isolation.Now it’s time to merge those equally awesome lines of code into the you may safely delete your branch.

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well, SVN needs help deciding, it has two possible candidates, as you can see in the Theirs pane (left) and Mine pane (right).

You can either right-click the line full of or press the Use block button located at the Ribbon.

My two recent (unshared) commits are at the top of the history, and the rest is the history of in this case) and apply the commits that you have made locally to the top of the history without creating a merge commit (assuming there were no conflicts).

Now our history is nice and clean, and we have avoided the two issues listed above.

folder in order to commit or build something and they won’t get affected by your changes. If you’re working alone you don’t have to worry about locking files, but if two or more developers are working on the same branch, locks work as they did on is called “merge” on SVN, while git calls this process rebasing.

For newcomers this may cause confusion since “merge” is also what you do when you definitively integrate your branch into trunk.After you resolve the file’s conflicts you can press Save and close the window.You will return to the SVN dialog box where you decided to edit the conflict, except this time you’ll click Resolved. Now, obviously it’d be easiest to just not make mistakes in the first place, but I’m willing to bet that this sort of thing happens to people more likely than most of us would like to admit.So, we need a way to quickly deal with situations like this when they happen. You can’t just Obviously care should be taken that you don’t remove anything that’s not on other branches (thereby destroying work), but this is a nice swift way to correct the classic “these-commits-shouldn’t-be-on-this-branch” mistake.Both will allow you to specify which block of code to use.