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Re: Trouble with 'svn checkout --non-recursive' stickyness.

From: David Ripton <dripton_at_ripton.net>
Date: 2005-02-16 20:41:53 CET

On 2005.02.16 09:56:04 +0000, Robert Mathews wrote:
> My problem is that once I've checkout out a directory non-recursively, it can't be updated recursively. That is, the 'non-recursive' flag seems to be sticky for the working copy, and there is no command to clear that stickyness. Also, the behaviour just seems wierd. See below for example.

FAQ. Known bug. Issue 695.

It's apparently hard to fix.

I think the -N option should be removed until it works. Others disagree.

Maybe the output of "svn help checkout" should be changed like this, to
at least give people who don't memorize the entire FAQ more warning
before they mess up their working copies and spend a lot of time
figuring out what's wrong:

- -N [--non-recursive] : operate on single directory only
+ -N [--non-recursive] : operate on single directory only (BROKEN!)

I should mention that on dev, phrased as a proper patch.

David Ripton    dripton@ripton.net
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