SVN Update specific file types only
From: Dee2000 <dd400005_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 02:00:26 -0800 (PST)
There's a repository which is many many gigabytes, 99% of which I don't need. What I want to do is get/update only the *.js *.css *.html .doc and *.pdf files. The rest, which are the enormous ones, I want to leave up there and not waste time and disk space getting because I don't need to look at them and I'll never be changing them.
I realize that the svn:ignore feature isn't what I need, that's related only to what gets checked in.
What I've found is that if I right-click on my SVN folder in XP's explorer and select "Check for Modifications", then in the next dialog choose "Check repository", then I get a full list of the files I don't have. It's then an easy task to add "Extension" to the column headers and sort by extension. I can then scroll down and find and highlight all the .js files grouped together (and then later the other extensions).
Here's where my #fail happens.
With Tortoise 1.5.0 Build 13316 I can right click on any single file in the list and choose the Update
At this point I thought about asking this question here, but then thought no, I'll only be told to install the latest version. So now I have. I've got 1.8.3 Build 24901, and now things are worse. Now instead of seeing "Skipped" when I select Update, I now no longer get the option to update. So now I face the choice of asking here, or going back to Tortoise 1.5.0 and doing it one file at a time (8 hours or so), or spend 8 hours trying every release of Tortoise between 1.5 and 1.8 hoping one of them works.
Help. I'm doing this in a virtual machine which I'd rather not quadruple the size of just to get files I don't need.
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