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Re: Partial Checkout feature request.

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-26 08:21:26 CEST

On 9/26/06, Michael Marcin <mike@mikemarcin.com> wrote:

> My company has been using svnserve+tortoisesvn for version control for a
> while now.
> Our repository is pretty large with code, compiled assets, and source
> assets and it takes a while to do a fresh checkout and a lot of disk space.
> So the next thing we tried was to do a top level only checkout on trunk/
> and then hand edit the trunk/.svn/entries file to include the
> directories we wanted. This essentially gave us everything we wanted at

Yikes! Never, ever mess around with those files!

> the expense of leaving the GUI and using notepad. However this latest
> update to subversion changes the format of the entries file. The
> upgraded entries files work just fine but I haven't been able to create
> one that works from scratch yet which basically means our solution no
> longer works.
> So what I ask for is a way to do this via the tortoise gui. I had in
> mind either ctrl+click or check boxes next to the children you would
> like to get from the repository. I.E. you would select "SVN
> Checkout..." browse to trunk/ and then highlight B/ and then also C/
> (with ctrl+click) then click OK which would checkout trunk/ with only B/
> and C/ into its entries file.
> The other option I can think of is doing top level checkout on trunk\
> and then some sort of "SVN Add to Working Copy" which would allow you to
> select any children of trunk/ in the repository to add to your entries file.

Maybe you should have a look at this:

It might be another option you haven't considered yet.


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