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Re: Error in TSVN documentation (regarding svn:externals)?

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 16:47:55 +0000

2009/3/9 Martin Bischoff <tinu44+tigris_at_gmail.com>:
> I was reading chapter "5.2.4. Referenced Projects" of the TSVN help
> file to find out the syntax for a svn:externals property.
> I think there is an error in that chapter:
> - In the second paragraph and the following examples, it says that the
> svn:externals property must have the format "name url" or "name -rREV
> url".
> - On the other hand, in the later examples (e.g. below the heading
> "Relative to parent directory" it says that the externals definition
> is "../../widgets/foo common/foo-widget" which (if I understand
> correctly) corresponds to the format "url name" (not "name url").
> I then checked some existing externals in my repository, and found
> that they also have the format ("url name" resp. "relative_path
> name").
> Therefore I think the examples at the beginning of chapter 5.2.4 are wrong.

Thanks for the reminder, tidying that up is on my todo list.

In fact both methods will work. The first is the original method and
still works. The second was added in 1.5 when relative externals were
added, and it provides more flexibility. I think I will document only
the second method and refer users to the subversion book for the older


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