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Re: [PATCH] new feature: takeover

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-07-07 23:16:07 CEST

Jonathan Gilbert wrote:
...
>> Dunno what good this'll do, though.. Since at this point the patch is
>> only
>> a convenience thing and not yet a bandwidth saver, I doubt its ability to
>> make it past your scrutiny. :-) Well, there it is, anyway.

I'd like to register an enthusiastic +1 for this feature, even without any
bandwidth optimization.

I've wanted this personally at times, and would have liked to have
recommended it to others on occasion too.

The use case I remember is:

Checking out your existing homedir-under-version-control onto a new machine,
which potentially already has some content in the homedir.
A simple checkout will run into obstructions. However, if you can 'underlay'
the existing directory structure with .svn directories, you can then use
update and diff to gradually bring the possibly disorganized home into
agreement with your personal repository.

Max.

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