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RE: Requesting a New Feature

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 10:28:01 -0400

> Sorta kinda. Let's use our own tree as an example. We start with
> an empty checkout of the root of our project:
>
> $ svn co --depth empty http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion
> \
> subversion
> $ cd subversion
>
> Now you decide that you want the trunk code for our cmdline tests
> (and only that code). You can do this today by the following
> lengthy process:
>
> $ svn up --depth empty trunk
> $ svn up --depth empty trunk/subversion
> $ svn up --depth empty trunk/subversion/tests
> $ svn up trunk/subversion/tests/cmdline
>
> (IIRC, --depth and --set-depth are equivalent here because this
> behavior is more checkout-like than update-like.)
>
> Alternatively, I *suspect* you could do this:
>
> $ svn up --depth empty trunk trunk/subversion
> trunk/subversion/tests
> $ svn up trunk/subversion/tests/cmdline
>
> So, fewer commands, but still an annoying approach. Elango is
> wondering why 'svn update' doesn't add missing-but-needed parent
> directories (at
> depth=empty) by default. Why can't the above be shortened to just:
>
> $ svn up trunk/subversion/tests/cmdline
>
> ?
>
> I think that's a fair question to ask. Note that if we like the
> idea but don't wish to make it the default behavior, we have the --
> parents option we can employ here to toggle it:
>
> $ svn up --parents trunk/subversion/tests/cmdline
>

I see... I understand what he is saying now. I misunderstood from the first paragraph him saying he wanted it to "update" sub-folders so I assumed they were already checked out.

I guess I am spoiled because in TortoiseSVN you can do this very easily by just selecting the folder in the repository browser, choosing Update to revision, select HEAD and Fully Recursive and it gets all the parent folders automatically too.

BOb



>
> On 07/29/2010 01:39 AM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > I assumed the request was to "pull in" a/b/c/d to a wc that
> doesn't
> > have it yet... in which case I have to assume the OP (Elango)
> meant '--set-depth=empty'.
> >
> > (it's not an unreasonable feature idea IMO)
> >
> > Bob Archer wrote on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 17:33:04 -0400:
> >>> Quiet a lot of users have reported that they would like to have
> a
> >>> flag in svn update that allows them to update several sub
> >>> directories in one command
> >>>
> >>> (when using sparse checkout),
> >>>
> >>> for example: a command like this
> >>>
> >>> svn up a\b\c\d will bring folder d with its content, and its
> >>> parents.
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >> Are you saying svn update isn't updating ALL of the currently
> checked out folders? My understanding is that it is supposed to. Of
> course I have been wrong before and I don't use sparse checkouts
> very often.
> >>
> >>
> >>> Currently users need to run several commands to perform that:
> >>>
> >>> svn up --depth empty a
> >>>
> >>> svn up --depth empty a\b
> >>>
> >>> svn up --depth empty a\b\c
> >>>
> >>> svn up a\b\c\d
> >>>
> >>
> >> Of course specifying --depth empty when you do an update will
> keep it from updating sub-folders.
> >>
> >> BOb
> >>
>
>
> --
> C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
> CollabNet <> www.collab.net <> Distributed Development On
> Demand

Received on 2010-07-29 16:28:40 CEST

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