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partial branch?

From: Brian Olson <icic_at_bolson.org>
Date: 2002-11-06 04:19:55 CET

Is it currently possible to make a partial branch?

#make the branch
svn cp p://repo/proj p://repo/branches/proj/branchname

But, I want most of the files in /branches/proj/branchname to still update
as if they were in /proj

I know I can set this up in a specific checkout using 'svn switch' on a
specific file or subdir. I was hoping for a named partial branch scheme.

Even better would be if it were naturally heirarchical such that a partial
branch off a partial branch would inherit first the updates from the
branch (if the sub-partial branch did not have a new version of a file)
and second from the head (if neither partial branch had a new version of
the file).

If not presently possible, perhaps a 'svn ln' comprable to 'svn cp'? And,
a mode of 'svn cp' such that when applied to a directory all entries of
the new dir are a "shallow" copy, being links back to the head dir it was
copied from. As needed these can be rm-d and actual files cp-ed and thus
branched.

Brian Olson
http://bolson.org/

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