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Re: svn copy practices.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-20 20:19:53 CET

On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 12:54, Joseph Vigneau wrote:

> svn copy packages/servlet.jar proj1/lib/servlet.jar
> svn copy packages/servlet.jar proj2/lib/servlet.jar
> Would this create multiple copies of that servlet.jar file?


> If not, what happens if I modify packages/servlet.jar? Would
> proj1/lib/servlet.jar and proj2/lib/servlet.jar still point to a single
> instance of the original servlet.jar file (sort of like a Unix "hard link")?

There is no user-visible 'hard link' behavior in the repository. No
such feature exists.

> I'd be interested to hear any other recommendations, too.

Put the jar file into a directory. Include the directory in all your
projects as an 'svn:external'. Read about externals in chapter 6.

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