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Re: [PROPOSAL] Incomplete working copies (issue #695)

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-06-23 17:47:55 CEST

On 6/23/06, Eric Gillespie <epg@pretzelnet.org> wrote:

> User interface
> ==============
>
> Affected commands:
>
> * checkout
> * switch
> * update
>
> The -N option becomes a synonym for --depth 1 for these commands.
> This changes the existing -N behavior for these commands, but in
> a trivial way (see below).
>
> checkout without --depth or -N behaves the same as it does today.
> switch and update without --depth or -N behave the same way as
> today IFF the working copy is fully depth:inf. switch and update
> without --depth or -N will NOT change depth values (exception: a
> missing directory specified on the command line will be pulled
> in).
>
> Thus, 'checkout' is identical to 'checkout --depth inf', but
> 'switch' and 'update' are not the same as 'switch --depth inf'
> and 'update --depth inf'. The former update entries according to
> existing depth values, while the latter pulls in everything.
>
> To get started, run checkout with --depth 0 or --depth 1. If
> additional files or directories are desired, pull them in with
> update commands using appropriate --depth options.

One thing I don't see here is a way to remove existing files or
directories. If I have a depth 0 checkout (i.e. an empty directory) I
can pull in extra subdirectories via 'svn up', but how can I get rid
of them if they're already there?

-garrett

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