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Re: ENHANCEMENT: Add "--non-recursive" flag for export

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-02-18 21:10:05 CET

"Rowell, Geoff" <growell@ENVOYWW.COM> writes:
> Nope. "svn export" does not support a "--non-recursive" flag.

So is the main issue here that 'svn export' does not support that
flag? It certainly could; that sounds like a much simpler matter than
what we started out discussing. I'd be +1 on that enhancement.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net [mailto:kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net]
> On Behalf Of kfogel@collab.net
> Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 11:25 AM
> To: Rowell, Geoff
> Cc: Subversion Users
> Subject: Re: ENHANCEMENT: Add "--non-recursive" flag for export
> "Rowell, Geoff" <growell@ENVOYWW.COM> writes:
> > Really could have used this feature recently when developing packaging
> > scripts. I didn't see an issue that applies to "svn export".
> >
> > I'd like to be able to export a single directory, without any
> > housekeeping information. And, I'd like the "--non-recursive" flag to
> be
> > transient - if I export again to the same destination without the
> flag,
> > I'd expect it to default to the standard recursive behavior.
> This is complex.
> In checkouts, it is our long-term goal to make non-recursivity
> "sticky", that is, a property about the working copy that the working
> copy itself remembers, and can apply to subsequent commands.
> But for exports, there would be nowhere to store that that stickiness,
> because exported trees store no metadata at all. In other words,
> exporting over an existing, previously-exported tree (whether
> non-recursive or not) is no different from exporting over some random
> directory tree unrelated to the repository in anyway. Whatever
> behavior the latter gives you, the former ought to as well.
> So, does it not do this currently?

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