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Switch to empty-dir [was: FAQ: svn advocacy / advice]

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-11-08 18:21:38 CET

Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 04:06:46PM +0000, Molle Bestefich wrote:
>
>>(Odd repository. What's '/empty-dir' ?)
>
> A kludge to work around our broken handling of incomplete working copies
> (as seen, for example, in non-recursive checkouts).
>
> The user switches the directories in their wc that they're not interested
> in to the empty-dir directory. This effectively ignores them (and it's
> 'sticky'), but doesn't require the user to carry around a bunch of local
> 'svn:ignore' propsets that they're not planning to commit.

It may be a kludge, but it's one I hadn't thought of, and it sounds pretty cool
to me. We ought to have that as a FAQ answer. Any volunteers to write it?

- Julian

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