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Re: Subversion 1.5

From: Roy Franz <roy.lists_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-12 23:04:35 CET

On 3/10/07, David Anderson <dave@natulte.net> wrote:
> Because the WC metadata for the parent directory will have recorded
> that the 'API' directory should be present, and will restore it on the
> next update. You need to update the metadata of the parent directory
> to say that you don't want the directory for it to be skipped on
> update.
>
> - Dave
>
> On 3/10/07, Michael Brouwer <mb.7766@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Why won't the rm -rf subdir "API" work for that?
> >
> > Michael
> >
> >
> >
> > On 3/9/07, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com > wrote:
> > > "Mark Phippard" <markphip@gmail.com > writes:
> > > > Are you aware that the sparse directories feature you would get in
> > > > one month will only exist as API inside the Subversion libraries?
> > > > In other words, there will be no command line UI to use the feature.
> > > > You would have to do something yourself that uses the API or hope
> > > > that one of the GUI clients tackles the feature.
> > > >
> > > > The command line UI will come, but at best around the same time that
> > merge
> > > > tracking will be done.
> > > >
> > > > I would imagine if you created something that let you create a working
> > copy
> > > > that uses this feature that commands like update would respect it and
> > work
> > > > properly. Not sure of that though.
> > >
> > > I may have been overly gloomy in some of my posts on this.
> > >
> > > Some of the UI will be there -- in particular, sparse initial
> > > checkouts should be there, they're trivial once the APIs are in. But
> > > there won't yet be an interface for (say) removing a directory after
> > > you've expanded it.
> > >
> > > -Karl
> > >
> > >

As another lurking user anxious for sparse directories, I'm wondering
if some kind of interim solution for removing directories (sparsely) is
feasible. Maybe a program in contrib that just does this one thing?
This would allow command line users to have a way to remove a
directory now, while
not requiring all the UI issues for full svn support to be resolved.

Having initial checkout support along with a utility (or script) that
allows for removal
of directories would be a very usable solution until full command line
support is introduced.

Thanks,
Roy

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