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Re: feature request: checkout repositories partially

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-09-22 19:00:06 CEST

On Sunday, September 22, 2002, at 12:51 PM, Robert Schiele wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 22, 2002 at 10:20:17AM -0400, Garrett Rooney wrote:
>> On Sunday, September 22, 2002, at 09:53 AM, Nuutti Kotivuori wrote:
>>> Robert Schiele wrote:
>>>> I tried:
>>>> # svn co -N https://server/repos
>>>> I wanted to add subdirs later, but I didn't find a possibility to do
>>>> so.
>>> That sounds like quite the right solution. And your problem most
>>> likely was that the -N option to checkout is not working too well
>>> yet. Hopefully it will be better in the future.
>> i believe there's an issue filed about that already. checking out
>> with
>> --nonrecursive isn't sticky, so when you next do an svn up, you get
>> everything under it...
> No I don't. At least not with 0.14.3. I tried that.

you appear to be correct. although, i think it's more that other
things are broken, rather than it functioning as intended...

if you do a nonrecursive checkout of a dir, you don't actually get any
of the contents of the directory checked out. that can't be right...
if that's the intended behaviour, it's pretty useless, as you can't
actually do anything with the resulting working copy.

i thought the way it was supposed to work was that you do a 'svn co -N
http://foo.com/repos', and that gets you all the contents of that top
level directory, but none of the contents of any subdirectories of it.
thus one could have a top level directory that has a README or
somethign in it (like svn.collab.net/repos/svn does), and you'd do a
nonrecursive checkout of that dir to get that README so you could edit
it without having to check out the whole damn repos.

the issue i was thinking of, for the record, is 695.


garrett rooney                    Remember, any design flaw you're
rooneg@electricjellyfish.net      sufficiently snide about becomes
http://electricjellyfish.net/     a feature.       -- Dan Sugalski
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