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RE: Re: Re: Re: Checking out single file

From: Cyril <acspiro_at_verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:04:29 -0800 (PST)

> On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 7:50 AM, Cyril <acspiro at verizon dot 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.

Daniel,

That was it. Brilliant. Thank you.

Sometimes, knowing how to ask the question is half the battle.

Thanks again,
Cyril

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