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Re: FW: Single File Checkout?

From: Jacob Atzen <jacob_at_aub.dk>
Date: 2005-01-26 10:43:59 CET

On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 08:58:05AM -0000, Jonathan Wilson wrote:
> Then there's the issue of finding a program amongst the other 1450.
> Again this is our own fault, but I'm quite surprise such a highly
> rated SCCS like SVN can't handle a single file checkout.

I'm sure how this becomes easier with a single file checkout? You would
still have to locate the file only in the repository instead of your
working copy.

> After thinking about it I could create a workaround by making a
> subdirectory within our SVN repository for each SVN User. Then before
> a checkout they move the program they want into this SVN home
> directory. Once work is complete they then move it back into it's old
> position (i.e. setup an attribute which contains it's original
> location when it was initial moved into the users' home SVN
> directory).
> Does anybody else have any ideas???

You could decide on the scheme you want to use to partition the files at
first and move the relevant files before checking out a working copy.

Something along the lines of:
- BigMess
  - Project1
  - Project2

Subversions mkdir and move both can work directly on the repository.

- Jacob Atzen
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