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RE: feature request: checkout repositories partially

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-09-22 19:33:51 CEST

> From: Garrett Rooney [mailto:rooneg@electricjellyfish.net]
> Sent: 22 September 2002 19:00

[...]
> 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.

And that is what it does. Currently a non-recursive checkout of
a directory gets you that directory and its contents, minus its
subdirectories.

These subdirectories _aren't_ in the .svn/entries file either, so
the working copy has no notion that there are (deliberate) absent
subdirectories.

Sander

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