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Re: [PATCH] Correct FAQ: Subversion 1.5 can checkout single fileusing sparse checkouts

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 13:00:46 -0500

[David Weintraub]
> I've corrected the patch. I've saved it as a type "txt" in hopes that
> Microsoft Outlook will claim it is a text/plain MIME attachment.

Much better, thanks!

> [[[
> Fix FAQ to demonstrate way to checkout a single file in Subversion
> Revision 1.5. Old FAQ simply stated this was not possible. Also changed
> pre-1.5 instructions to use "svn cat" command instead of "svn export".
> "svn cat" is for single file while "svn export" is for whole directories.

Eh, did you try it? 'svn export' is _not_ just for directories. The
FAQ once suggested 'svn cat'; we now say 'svn export' for two reasons:

1. 'svn export' doesn't force you to use a shell redirection, or indeed
   to type the filename twice at all.

2. 'svn export' honors properties such as 'svn:executable' (the file
   should be executable) and 'svn:special' (the file is a symlink).

Other than that, looks good.

Peter Samuelson | org-tld!p12n!peter | http://p12n.org/
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