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Re: Newbie questions: How to check out just one file, etc.

From: David Ripton <dripton_at_ripton.net>
Date: 2005-01-23 18:02:03 CET

On 2005.01.23 12:09:13 +0000, Jacob Atzen wrote:
> > 2.) Even more important than being able to check out just one file,
> > I'd like to be able to say something like, "check out only
> > myPath/phpScripts/ and myPath/includes, but not myPath/images. Can I
> > do that with one or two commands instead of having to issue dozens of
> > little 'single file checkout' commands? I.e. can I use a wildcard in
> > whatever the command might be that answers question number one above?
> > Or can I say something like 'svn checkout
> > file:///srv/projects/svn/myProject/myPath/*.php?
>
> You can use checkout to checkout named directories, with and without
> subdirectories. The manual describes this at:
>
> <http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/re04.html>

Except that the -N option to checkout and update is very broken.

http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=695

-N should be removed until it actually works. For some utterly insane
reason, that hasn't happened. So think of -N as the "break my working
copy" option, and never use it.

-- 
David Ripton    dripton@ripton.net
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