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Re: cmd line stuff (was: CVS update: ...)

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_newton.collab.net>
Date: 2000-10-23 06:11:53 CEST

Branko =?iso-8859-2?Q?=C8ibej?= <brane@xbc.nu> writes:

> Jim Blandy wrote:
> > Modules in Subversion are simply subdirectories of the filesystem. To
> > get some of the more sophisticated behavior of CVS's modules file,
> > we're going to provide new kinds of directories, whose contents are
> > computed from other directories.
>
> Way to go! I meant to propose something like this, but hadn't got around
> to it.

People might be very interested in reading (refreshing memories) of
exactly how the filesystem works. Branches and tags are just nodes
that point to existing trees; they appear to be ordinary directories.
And, as Jim says, a CVS "module" can be emulated by creating Union
directories, much as BSD does. There's all sorts of details in the
middle of the spec:

  http://subversion.tigris.org/svn-design.html#TOC_41
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