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Issue 937: svn:externals should work with files as well as directories

From: Bill Wohler <wohler_at_newt.com>
Date: 2004-06-24 19:09:27 CEST

Hey gang,

I wanted to use svn:externals to handpick some libraries from Really Big
Directories and add them to my project's lib directory, but found this
feature is only limited to directories.

I certainly don't want to suck down a 30 MB directory when I'm only
interested in a single 16 kB jar file.

I worked around the problem by creating directories in the associated
/vendor branch, performing an "svn copy" to copy the libraries there,
and pointing svn:externals at that directory, but this is really a hack
and adds an unnecessary level of directories in my lib directory.

I didn't see a way to add a dialog to the actual issue, a way to vote
on bugs, or any other way to indicate popular interest. Hence, this
"me too" note.

Thanks, I'm really enjoying my introduction to Subversion. Manipulating
the repository with URLs alone is really neat. svn move and copy are
great!

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