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Re: How to hide (cloak) directories I'm not interested in?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-10 10:39:53 CEST

Eric Hanchrow wrote:
>>>>>> "Mikko" == Mikko <mikkol@kastema.to> writes:
> Mikko> It would save disk space, bandwidth and nerves if it was
> Mikko> possible for a user to define such directories hidden and
> Mikko> only access them when she really needs them.
> I recently sent out mail to my coworkers explaining how to solve
> exactly this problem. (I'd give credit to whomever gave me the idea,
> but I've forgotten who it was -- I certainly didn't think of it myself)
> If, like me, you get annoyed that your working copy includes a
> bazillion megabytes of uninsteresting stuff, here's a way to suppress
> it: just switch each directory to svn://server/empty, like this:
> for i in boring* dull stupid etc
> do svn switch svn://server/empty $i
> done
> This will delete all the versioned files in those directories, and
> thenceforth, doing "svn up" will _not_ bring them back.
> To bring them back, just switch them back to where they were
> originally:
> for i in boring* dull stupid etc
> do svn switch svn://server/trunk/$i $i
> done

Thanks for the tip!
Added a FAQ entry for this:


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