Yes, you're right, it would be very rare that you'd want to check out
the whole branches or tags directory. But since you don't want to, just
don't do it! If you only want 1 tag or branch, just use that URL instead:
And it will not get everything else, just the stuff under that directory.
Did you not use subdirectories in your tags/branches dirs? Well, then
you'll have to reorganize your dirs. It is not easy to check out only 1
file from svn, you must get a whole directory. Organizationally, it
would be better to use sub-directories anyway.
>I'm a new user to Subversion and I'm new to this ml. I don't know if
>this feature has already been proposed or discussed. But I did some
>search on ml and found nothing about it.
>We know that in Subversion, branches and tags are simply copies of a
>particular revision of a directory. In standard subversion repository
>layout, branches & tags directory always contains a lot of these
>branches and tags. Although these branches and tags are handled in a
>highly space-efficient manner in the Subversion repository, but when
>user checkout and export on the "branches" and "tags" directory, it will
>consume large amount of traffic from server to client, and also large
>amount of disk space.
>But in fact, almost no one would like to checkout or export the whole
>content of 'branches' and 'tags' directory at any time. One would check
>out file:///repos/tags/snapshot-20040707 or file:///repos/branches/rc-2,
>but never file:///repos/tags or file:///repos/branches. (I'm new and in-
>experienced, please correct me on this.)
> 1. Introduce a special property on directory, say
> 2. modify svn client, when user use 'svn co url' to checkout/export
> a directory and it's subdirectory recursively, svn will check each
> directory on 'svn:non-recursive' property before checkout.
> if the directory is set the 'svn:non-recursvie'
> property, svn will not checkout/export the files and subdirectory
> under this directory as if '--non-recursive' parameter of
> 'svn checkout' is set
> 3. add 'svn:non-recursive' property to 'branches' and 'tags' directory
> in svn repository to prevent user from checking out these directory
> 4. This feature have no influence on checkout/export the subdirectory
> under the 'branches' and 'tags' directory.
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