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Re: [PATCH] new feature, lazy sync via export --skipfilesmatchingsize

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 21:59:36 +0200

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 05:30:56PM +0100, Bolstridge, Andrew wrote:
> If you have a directory full of source files,
> and it contains a sub-directory full of almost-never-changing, large
> binary files, then it would be great to initiate an export and have it
> recognise the binaries haven't changed and so don't need to
> re-downloaded over the top of the existing files.

svn update does just that. It only needs the .svn meta data to work.
In 1.6, you need to exclude more than one .svn directory when archiving the
working copy. In 1.7, the meta data will be in a single .svn dir at the root
of the working copy, which should be even easier to deal with.

I don't see added value in making svn export do that, because svn export
would have a much harder time to detect non-modified files than update
ever will.

Received on 2010-07-26 22:00:30 CEST

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