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Re: Getting one file out of a repository

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-01-04 00:28:51 CET

David Kramer wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Jan 2005, Max Bowsher wrote:
>> David Kramer wrote:
>>> $ svn export svn://localhost/agilerules/devel/trunk/todo.txt
>>> svn: Cannot replace a directory from within
>>>
>>>
>>> I thought of the ultra-ugly hack of using "svn cat bla > myfile", but I
>>> would rather not do that long-term. Likewise, since the lib directory
>>> has
>>> large libraries in it, I would rather not check out all of lib into a
>>> temporary working copy and copy what I need from that.
>>
>> I don't find it ultra-ugly, just mildly inconsistent.
>
> I call it ultra-ugly because catting binary files seems dangerous to me,
> as some environments/platforms have EOF markers, etc. I'm sure it will
> work in my environment. At the very least it is counterintuitive to use
> cat for binary files AND for export to not work on a single file.
>
>> However, export should really be able to work in the single file case
>> too.
>>
>> Would you like to file an issue (or maybe even write a patch), so we
>> remember to fix this?
>
> It looks like issue 1708 (and 823), covers it (I used a better regexp to
> find it than I tried before), but it is a year old, with nobody working on
> it. I don't appear to have rights to either add comments or vote for it,
> but I could be doing something wrong (I just set up my account now, and
> just asked to be an Observer on the subversion project).

Thanks for the issue numbers. I've made some notations in the issues.

Max.

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