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Re: Re: Re: Checking out single file

From: Daniel Becroft <djcbecroft_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 07:54:55 +1000

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 7:50 AM, Cyril <acspiro_at_verizon.net> wrote:

> > In three separate messages (!), Cyril <acspiro at verizon dot net> wrote:
> > > Thank you for the suggestion. However, when a programmer adds a new
> > > file to the repository the only way to see it that I know of is
> > > through the log and when right-clicking on the file there is no
> > > 'update' option.
> >
> > Always quote the message(s) to which you are replying. (And always
> > post below the text to which you are replying, never above it.)
> >
> > > Hi Simon, Thank you for your help. I'm not sure what "TSVN" stands
> > > for.
> >
> > TSVN means exactly what Google and Wikipedia both say it means. Please
> > ask them what things mean before wasting our time.
> > There is also an excellent chance that you would also know the answer
> > to this if you had read the fine manual, as Simon asked you to do.
> >
> > > Please let me know if I can find the 'update' option a different way.
> >
> > The update option exists on every version-controlled item that exists
> > in a working copy. Including the root directory of that working copy.
> > Why, exactly, are you trying to update a single file? What result of
> > updating the root folder of the working copy is either missing and/or
> > undesirable?
> > Again, the manual is your friend.
> >
> > Dale McCoy
>
> Hi Dale,
>
> Thank you for the information. I have read parts of the manual that I
> thought applied to my question but I have not found the answer. I have
> probably spent about 3-4 hours on this issue on my own before asking for
> help. None of our 5 programmers have solved the mystery.
>
> I must admit that I haven't read the entire manual from start to finish.
> The reason is that I have the impression that I would spend a huge amount
> of time reading items that aren't relevant to my query. That is why I have
> turned to the user group for assistance.
>
> Also, thanks for guiding me regarding quoting responses and answering
> below.
>
> You asked why we only want to check out one file. There are two reasons.
> 1) There is alot of 'junk' in the repository that I don't want to download
> to my local directory. 2) I have made changes to other files which are not
> complete and I want to manually compare what is on the repository to my
> working copy before updating those files.

This information would have been helpful at the start. Looking back, it
seems your original question could have been worded better. e.g. If a
programmer adds a new file, how can I get just that file added to my working
copy?

> So the scenario is that I have many files in various stages of readiness to
> be compared with the repository, another programmer has uploaded a single
> new file, there is lots of extraneous junk on the repository that I don't
> want to export, and I just one the one new file so that I can make changes
> and then commit it.
>

Launch the Check for Modifications Dialog from your working copy, and select
the "Check Repository" button. Right click on the new file, and select
Update.

Cheers,
Daniel B.

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