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How to add or ignore files I don't need to redownload

From: Me Myself <momaw_at_nhvt.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 10:07:51 -0700 (PDT)

Here's the situation. I'm trying to download a very large project from a repository for the first time, over a very slow and rather unstable connection. I have an older version of the software in question, which was distributed as a self-extracting archive. This older version has most of the high-bulk files that are in the repository, such as artwork and audio files. What I am trying to do is add these files to my local working copy of the software, so I don't have to download them (again) through the SVN system, which would cut literal *days* off my download time.

The question, how am I supposed to do this. I am an SVN newbie, so please forgive me if this seems like a dumb question.

I have tried the Add feature, and it thinks I want to add these unversioned files to the repository. Which I don't. I have also tried adding the property svn:ignore * to some of the folders which haven't changed, but tortoise doesn't seem to respect my wishes that it not do anything to this folder.

Basically what I need is a feature where I can have tortoise "lay claim" to a bunch of files not already versioned, compare them (by size, checksum?) to files in the repository, and only download what I actually need.

Please advise.


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