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Anchor/target semantics with --nonrecursive

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2001-09-14 17:17:46 CEST

Hey everyone,

I have been thinking about implementing the --nonrecursive option for updates
and commits, but before I do, I wanted to check what people thought were the
correct semantics in light of the anchor/target situation.

consider a greek tree:

kevin@pilchie:~/projects/svn-test/greek-local$ svn up --nonrecursive
kevin@pilchie:~/projects/svn-test/greek-local$ svn up A --nonrecursive

or the same for svn ci.

My thoughts would be that the first case would update:
properties on .
any files within .

whereas the second case would only update properties on A (i.e. not the
files within A).

What do people think of this colour of the bikeshed?

Kevin Pilch-Bisson                    http://www.pilch-bisson.net
     "Historically speaking, the presences of wheels in Unix
     has never precluded their reinvention." - Larry Wall

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