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RE: Checkout a "view" of the repository to limit working set?

From: Simon Berry <Simon.Berry_at_andromeda.uk.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 10:36:36 +0100

> In 1.5 you can, although you have to specify includes, not excludes.
> 1. Checkout the top level but set checkout depth to "Immediate
> children including folders". That will checkout empty (unpopulated)
> folders.
> 2. Select all the folders which you are interested in and use
> "Update-to-revision", changing the depth setting to "Fully recursive".
> You will then have fully populated folders of your choice.
> 3. A normal Update from the top level will remember your depth
> Note that it is not possible (yet) to downgrade working copy depth
> yet. Once fully-recursive, always fully-recursive.

I think that this is a very useful description on how to achieve sparse
checkouts and should be added to the help file.

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Received on 2008-07-02 11:34:58 CEST

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