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Re: Version 1.6: Sparse Check-out & Check for Modifications

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 17:52:24 +0200

eocarragain wrote:
> Hi Stefan,
> That's great. Thank you.
>
> Perhaps you can help me with a related query:
>
> It was my understanding that check-outs, even sparse check-outs, could only
> be carried out at the folder level (i.e. individual files cannot be
> checked-out).
>
> However, with TortoiseSVN, as long as a folder has been checked-out, but not
> populated, using a sparse check-out, it is possible to "update"/"update to
> revision" individual files using either the Repro Browser or Check for
> Modifications. This is effectively a way to check-out parts of the
> repository at the file-level.
>
> Is there any potential problem with doing this that I am unaware of? Is
> there, for example, any problem with checking-out (well, really, updating)
> each file in a directory one at a time, or as needed?

You can update individual files. But the sparse feature is done on a
folder level. So depending on the sparse state of the parent folder, if
you update that parent folder you will either not get updates to your
files, or you will get all files within that folder too.

Stefan

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