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Re: Filtering or hiding directories

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-07-29 20:56:09 CEST

On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 13:00, rick.varney@philips.com wrote:

> 1. Create a revisioned directory tree with the same structure as one above
> and use svn:externals propreties to populate the level_3x_dir
> directories with level_4a_dir.

That would work.

> 2. Create a script that creates a local un-revisioned directory tree
> that looks like the one above and use svn checkout to populate
> the level_3x_dir directories with level_4a_dir.

That would work too.

> 3. Checkout the whole directory tree, and then remove the directories
> the user does not wish to see.

"Remove?" If you mean 'rm -rf', then they'd only come back when the
user runs 'svn up'.

A fourth way is to use mod_authz_svn: deny certain users (or groups of
users) the ability to "read" the undesired subdirs. When they do a
checkout, their working copy will have an entry for the subdirs (in
.svn/entries), but no actual working directories. The dirs will be
listed as 'absent' in the entries file.

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