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Re: symbolic linking

From: Toby Johnson <toby_at_etjohnson.us>
Date: 2004-07-02 05:48:13 CEST

Jeff Fisher wrote:

>this might seem like a completely stupid question, but here goes...
>
>so basically i've decided i hate vss, and i'm trying to find out whether or not i want to use
>subversion as a replacement. after using it for a while though, i haven't been able to find a way
>to create links so i could have one working copy and have it exist in multiple projects in the
>repository database. does subversion handle this or am i being dumb?
>
>
I assume you're talking about something like shared files in VSS? The
closest thing in Subversion are "externals" (via the svn:externals
repository property). Those work on the directory level instead of the
file level. Basically you're telling one directory that it should always
pull in an "external" directory (which can be in the same repository or
a different one) during checkouts or exports.

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