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Re: file/dir checkout within subversion...

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2004-08-25 12:24:15 CEST

bruce wrote:
> the docs/searching through google implies that you can only 'check-out' a
> directory, and that you cannot checkout an individual file. is this
> correct? if i've misunderstood, can someone provide insight into how can
> you check out a single file???

You can retrieve a single file via 'svn cat URL'.
In order to create a working copy(something you work on and commit changes
from), svn needs to store its metadata somewhere and that is in the .svn
subdir. That is why you can't create a working copy of a single file.

Uli

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