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Re: Referencing files in the repository

From: nicolas arthur <n.arthur_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-01 20:41:43 CET


Can anyone point me in the right direction for sharing/referencing

files in a tortoise subversion repository? Can it be done?

I have multiple projects that share a certain word document. Am I able

to configure my repository so that when I check out any of the projects,
the > > latest revision of the shared file is also included? I think it
was something to do with modules in cvs but I haven't been able to find
out how to do > it under subversion (tortoise).



 Robert Schneider wrote:

  You probably mean the externals feature. Let's say you make a folder
called externals in your working copy. Schedule it for adding using


context-menu SVN-Add. Right click the folder->properties. Go to the
SVN-properties tab. There you can select svn-externals in the combobox
and enter a name-url pair of the directory you want svn to


checkout (i.e. "docs svn://myserv/repos/docs/"). When you commit this,
the next time you checkout the folder you have set the property on, it
will automatically create a folder called docs, where it checks out


latest revision of svn://myserv/repos/docs. Hope that helps.


I had read about externals, but that is to do with my working copy only from
what I
understand. It would have to be set up each time I wanted to create another
copy with the reference, correct? If not then that is exactly what I want.

Thanks for the help so far.

Received on Thu Dec 01 20:29:40 2005

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