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RE: file/dir checkout within subversion...

From: bruce <bedouglas_at_earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-08-25 12:46:53 CEST

ok...

to make sure i understand. the only way to really get a single 'working
file' is to have one file per directory, which would allow me to simply
checkout the dir containing the single file... is this what you're saying
regarding how subversion works...

thanks...

-bruce

-----Original Message-----
From: Ulrich Eckhardt [mailto:eckhardt@satorlaser.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 3:24 AM
To: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: file/dir checkout within subversion...

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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