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Re: checkout subtree; feature request

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-04-20 20:03:50 CEST

Chris Capel wrote:
> In reference to http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2005-03/0557.shtml, I'd
> like to make this a formal feature request if it's not already.
> Specifically, I'd like Subversion to have a feature that allows one to
> issue a command such as
> svn co svn://my-server/project/branches/a-branch-i-want
> --build-parent-folders
> and have the client build the working copy for
> project/branches/a-branch-i-want/* in the current directory.
> Or perhaps better would be to have an option with an argument, such that
> svn co
> svn://my-server/project/branches/a-branch-i-want --build-from-folder
> \ svn://my-server/project/branches
> would create the working copy under branches/a-branch-i-want.
> Currently, it's possible do something like this to get the effect (thanks
> to
> darix on #svn for pointing this out):
> svn co svn://my-server/project -N; cd project; svn up trunk -N; cd trunk
> #etc
> but unfortunately, that's a rather obscure way to do it. (Updating a
> directory that doesn't exist in your working copy is quite unintuitive.)
> If no one has objections, I'll add a feature request to the issue tracker.

What is the use case which requires this?

And isn't your suggestion basically duplicating the co/up -N feature with a
different syntax?


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