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Re: Download only certain files on repository

From: Volnei <volnei_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 16:30:20 -0700 (PDT)


Thank you, Stefan. I think I got the point…
I’ll try to write some macros to automate the work in my case!

Kind regards,

On Aug 3, 3:46 am, Stefan Küng <tortoise..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Volnei wrote:
> > Hi, Stefan
> > I was thinking in how could TortoiseSVN help users to do this kind of
> > sparse checkout in complex repository structures (where checkout
> > individual directories can be exhausting). For instance, in structures
> > where there are hundred of branches/tags but where you are interested
> > just in few ones. In fact, it’s just an idea in how could TortoiseSVN
> > help users to define the repository sparsity automatically to every
> > new checkout. See if this would work:
> > Tortoise could look at a new tsvn property valid only to directories.
> > For instance “tsvn:default-depth”, with possible values “empty”,
> > “files”, “immediates” and “infinity”.  If a checkout is requested in a
> > higher level than the directory where the property was defined (for
> > instance, in the repository root) TortoiseSVN will behave as if the
> > user had used “--depth=” directly just for this directory. If the
> > checkout is done in the same level of the directory, TortoiseSVN will
> > behave as the user choose in the “Check-out” window.
> Such a feature would have to be implemented in the core subversion
> library, and I think you won't have much luck with that with the
> Subversion developers.
> TSVN can't interfere with checkouts, so it doesn't know beforehand which
> directories really get checked out, and it can't fetch the properties
> before a checkout because of that. And it also can't fetch such
> properties during a checkout because that's completely done inside the
> svn library.
> Stefan
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