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Re: Fwd: Importing history from Visual Source Safe

From: Steve Greenland <steveg_at_lsli.com>
Date: 2004-09-03 21:35:10 CEST

On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 07:07:25PM +0000, Marcos Chaves wrote:
> >One question, does subversion allow "sharing" files between projects
> >like VSS?
>
> I used VSS some years ago and if I remember well how VSS works, you
> can get what you want just by copying a file - they'll have a common
> history. People refer to it as 'cheap copies'. No special syntax by
> the way.

Copies aren't the same, because after the copy, changes in one tree are
not reflected in the other.

A closer match is probably "externals", also discussed in the previously
referenced book. These have limitations too, but there are limitations
in VSS shares as well; whether one is preferable to the other depends on
your use.

The good news is that you'll no longer being dealing with VSS.

Steve

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