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Re: Very esoteric problem

From: Toby Johnson <toby_at_etjohnson.us>
Date: 2004-06-30 17:20:52 CEST

Toby Johnson wrote:

> I'm sorry, I typed too fast: you can't just check out a single file;
> you would need to check out that whole directory. There is a
> "--non-recursive" option to checkout available, although as has been
> mentioned on this list recently, that command has issues where it
> b0rks your working copy in that recursive updates are no longer
> possible (see
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=695). However, for
> your needs, that shouldn't really matter, since you're only interested
> in updating that one file anyway.
> Of course, if these config files are in their own directory, or in a
> directory that doesn't have many files or subdirs, it's no big deal to
> check out just the parent directory of each config file, update the
> file, then commit (yes, I meant commit, not update before) those
> files. The downside to this approach (checking out lots of little
> working copies instead of one big working copy) is that you will also
> have one commit for each config file instead of one big fat atomic
> commit for all of them, but CVS users have been living with that for
> years. :)

Sorry, I'm using the word "update" too generally again; let me know if
that was too hard to follow! (Sentence 1, Para 2 should end "check out
just the parent directory of each config file, modify the file, then

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