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Re: Excluding directories on a sticky basis

From: Jonas Widarsson <jonas_at_widarsson.com>
Date: 2005-01-04 21:39:08 CET

On Tuesday 04 January 2005 20:54, Christopher Ness wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-04-01 at 20:36 +0100, Jonas Widarsson wrote:
> > However, you speak of the commit procedure, and I want to filter
> > checkouts.
> Simply make the directories you do not want to check out unreadable by
> all users. If you can't read the directory - you can't check it out.
Now, that sounds odd...
> Not sure why you'd want to do that... but it's your call.
I don't. I wan't to define different exclusions for different sites, ie:
site1 - exclude modules/app2, themes/app2
site2 - exclude modules/app1, themes/app1
Although on my laptop I check them both out with "site", which has no
exclusions defined. That's pretty much like how cvs alias modules with !
entries would work, although it only works on the initial checkout ...
(I tried it. It was a halfway success)

I don't really understand why people thinks this is so unusual. It would be
great to manage code that is tightly assembled in one dimension and loosely
in a second. Exclude the loose parts which don't apply.
Now those checkouts with excluded subdirs aren't primarily for development,
but for on site installation, with a possibility to commit if needed. I don't
think it is so odd.

> Personally I simply wouldn't put those directories under revision
> control if they are different for each client. Maybe try a structure
> like this.
> / -- trunk/
> [ ... lengthy dirtree example ... ]

If exclusion was extremely important, I would go that way yes.
This time it is more like a conveniency desire.

Ah, I feel embarrased. You don't need to waste your time on this. Just know
that there is a partly useful little feature in CVS (alias modules with
subdir exclusion) that subversion doesn't have (yet).

I am satisfied with the replies so far. I am not willing to wrestle with the
system to get it working because it is not THAT important. I was looking for
a simple method. There isn't one, so I leave my wish unfulfilled.

Thanks for your time.

Jonas Widarsson
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