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Re: feature request: checkout repositories partially

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-09-22 19:34:45 CEST

On Sunday, September 22, 2002, at 01:33 PM, Sander Striker wrote:

>> 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.

ahh, ok, the repos i tested on here didn't have anything but
directories in the dir i tried to check out.

if this is the case, then perhaps issue 695 is no longer really valid?


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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