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Re: Updating entire directory tree structure WITHOUT updating files

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 09:09:10 +0100

2008/5/12 Brendan Simon <Brendan_at_brendansimon.com>:
> Hi,
>
> Is there a way to update an entire SVN directory tree structure WITHOUT
> updating the files ???
> I couldn't see any way of doing this with TortoiseSVN. I'm not sure if SVN
> supports this but I assume it can be done one way or another.
>
> I want to get the entire directory structure of a very large repository,
> but I don't want to get all the files (due to the size).
> Once I have the directory structure, I then want to be able to pick and
> choose which sub-directories (of any depth) I want to do a real update on
> and obtain the associated files.
>
> I want to be able to repeat the above process when ever necessary.
> i.e. update the directory structure (getting new directories and removing
> deleted directories).

In the upcoming 1.5 release you will be able to specify the depth of
checkouts, so you can choose to checkout child directories
unpopulated. It does not work recursively - you then have to go into
each child directory and decide the level you want that one updated
to.

Simon

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