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Re: How to check out a single file

From: Thomas Harold <thomas-lists_at_nybeta.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 13:57:09 -0500

On 12/8/2009 9:04 PM, MM wrote:
> I am very new using SVN...
> I am trying hard to check out one file (not the folder) .. is it
> possible to check out a single file? if yes, HOW?
> Thanks all!

Like Simon says, SVN really works at a folder level and not an
individual file level.

There are weird things you can do with sparse-checkouts (only checkout
file children or individual items) or svn:externals that point at single
files - but things will work better at the folder level.

(I'm guessing that this might change with the next-generation working
copy? Since that moves away from having .svn/_svn hidden folders
everywhere? But I wouldn't plan on it.)

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