Checkout existing branch to established workspace (.moved)

Eli Zaretskii eliz at
Sat Mar 24 08:37:02 UTC 2012

> From: "Bulgrien, Kevin" <Kevin.Bulgrien at>
> Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:39:54 -0500
> > -----Original Message-----
> > [mailto:bazaar-bounces at] On Behalf Of Aaron Bentley
> > So there are a lot of things that would be astonishing.  It would be
> > astonishing if bzr co behaved differently from merge, pull, and other
> > commands that interact with a working tree.
> Do merge, pull, and other commands create checkouts and .moved files?

They definitely create .moved files, when there's already a file with
the same name in the working tree.  See "Duplicate paths" under
"Conflict Types" in Bazaar documentation ("bzr help conflict-types"
from the shell prompt).

As for "creating checkouts", I don't really understand what that
means.  I supposed this goes back to my misunderstanding of what the
user meant by checking out into an already existing tree -- this
doesn't match my mental model for "bzr co".  Perhaps my model is

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