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Re: Facing the Problem - Getting the latest of single and Merging of .doc files

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 10:46:07 -0500

Jilani Abdul Khadar Syed wrote:
> Hi,
> I have two problem facing while using TortoiseSVN.

This list is not for the discussion of TortoiseSVN. You'll need to contact
the TortoiseSVN folks directly.

> 1. I'm unable to get latest version of single file? How can I get the
> only single file from the server (Repository) to working folder?

Released versions of Subversion do not allow single-file checkouts. You can
get the same basic effect (roughly) once Subversion 1.5 is release using the
new sparse directories feature. I have no idea what UI the TortoiseSVN
folks will provide for this feature though. (It occurs to me that they do
have a brilliant opportunity to provide single-file checkouts here!)

> 2. I'm unbale to do the merging of a MS-Word doc file, if two users are
> modifying the same file? How to do the merging the files?

You need to use a MS-Word-aware merge tool. I thought TortoiseSVN shipped
with this, but I could be wrong. Failing that, you should set the
svn:needs-lock property on your Word files and use Subversion's locking
functionality to serialize editing of unmergeable documents amongst your

> Please response on this mail as soon as possible.

This time I will; in the future, please address your mail to the appropriate

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

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