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Re: Why can't one checkout a single file?

From: Per Winkvist <per.winkvist_at_uk.com>
Date: 2004-08-11 21:54:17 CEST

citerar Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net>:

> On Wed, 2004-08-11 at 14:35, Per Winkvist wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > If I have 50 hugh files in a dir and I wanna update a single file,
why
> > can't I just "svn co url://....file.txt", edit it, and then commit?
>
> Where would the .svn/ metadata go? It turns into a thorny design
> problem.

In the same dir as the file would go (ie, current dir)?

>
> When people want to see a single file, the standard recommendation is
> 'svn cat URL-to-file'.
>
> >
> > Doing this today creates a dir called file.txt which must be way
wrong?
>
> You must be using a very old svn:

svn, version 1.1.0 (Release Candidate 1)
   compiled Jul 19 2004, 09:03:26

Thanks,
   Per

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