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Re: Re: "Update to revision" recursively checks out unwanted items with "choose items" in Repository Browser

From: Ben Fritz <fritzophrenic_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:20:52 -0500

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 2:23 AM, Dirk Hoffmann <hoffmann_at_cppm.in2p3.fr>
wrote:
>
> On Aug 16, Dag Schmidt wrote:
>
> > I don't think "ignore" will help.
> > It is a matter of how the selection checkbox works.
> > Opening the collapsed tree-view again will ignore saved selections but
uses all items selected in all subdirectories by default.
>
> I understand.
>
> The svn:ignore property is rather to avoid permanently that documents
> contained in your sandbox / workdir are *committed* into the repository. I
> misunderstood your need.
>
> What you want is a partial *checkout*.
>

Yes. But the OP already has a partial checkout, using the "choose items"
dialog from the checkout or "update to revision" dialogs in TortoiseSVN.

The OPs problem, is that his partial checkout is converted automatically to
a fully recursive checkout, when he is only trying to add a single item to
his partial checkout.

The workaround is to re-specify every single piece of the sparse checkout
every time he modifies the checkout. This is not a very usable solution,
but as Stefan points out, there are usability concerns with fixing it.

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