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Re: shadow directory

From: Chris Little <clittle_at_sbs.com>
Date: 2004-09-29 21:55:37 CEST

Josh Howe wrote:
>>>
>>>In VSS there's a concept called "shadow directories". Basically, you can
>>>set up a physical directory that always mirrors the latest version of
>>>the repository files. When a file is checked in, it is automatically
>>>copied to this folder. Is there anything similar in subversion? Thanks!
>>>
>>>
>>
>> You could use a post-commit hook script to do the copy(as well as many
>> other things). Not as straightforward as VSS, you have to do the work
>> but you get much more flexibility.
>
>> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/svnbook-1.0/svn-book.html#svn-ch-5-sect-2.1
>
> Thanks for the advice. I'm having a hard time getting it to work.If the path
> to the repository is $1, should file://$1 be a valid first argument to svn
> export? My script is basically svn export file://$1 path_to_shadow_folder
> --force. But it isn't working. The script is named correctly and is
> executable. Thanks!
>

Test it out by hand first to make sure it works. On my server this seems
to work. The main thing to make sure of is that the $1 ends up being an
absolute path. You didn't say what the error is, you can try having the
script redirect stdout/stderr to a file to see what the command
complains about.

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