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RE: Re: Exporting recently modified files

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-06-22 16:15:33 CEST

On Tue, 2004-06-22 at 08:57, Simon McClenahan wrote:
> I was hoping that svn export would be smart enough to only export
> files that were modified/added in the last changeset or a specific
> revision.

'svn export' produces a tree with zero metadata. Without the .svn/
dirs, there's no way for it to know what revision the tree represents,
or what it needs.

I suppose we *could* write a new switch for the export command which
takes a revision range X:Y. (It could simulate an update under the hood
-- tell the server it has a working copy of rX, and ask to be updated to

> So it looks like the answer to my original question is in fact "no",
> right?

Correct. The answer is "no", and the answer is also, "if you can't have
a live working copy on the production machine and run 'svn update', then
use a tool like rsync."

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