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svn copy --ignore-externals

From: Dean Kopesky <Dean.Kopesky_at_reuters.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 14:27:33 -0600

Hi,
 
I believe the copy subcommand (and more generally, any subcommand that
fetches external items) should accept the --ignore-externals option.
 
If I copy from a repository URL into my workspace, sometimes I do not
want the externals fetched, just like I sometimes do not want them
fetched when checking out a URL directly. (The exact use case involves
a release management system that assembles and commits release trees
from "blessed" revisions of specific dirs and files... long story, but I
can provide more details if you need them.)
 
We are currently running 1.4.0 here on a SunOS 5.8 system. I have
checked the CHANGES file for versions 1.4.1 - 1.4.6, and it does not
look like this has been addressed so far.
 
Is this a bug or a feature? If you concur that svn copy
--ignore-externals is meaningful, I will file an issue in Issue Tracker.
 
Thanks much.
 
-Dean
 
 
Dean Kopesky
Software Engineer

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