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Feature suggestion: -O (--omit-files) flag for svn checkout and svn update.

From: Carsten Koch <Carsten.Koch_at_icem.com>
Date: 2005-06-29 01:33:53 CEST


as explained here
and here
many users in my organization would like to check out only partially
populated directory trees.
Of course it makes no sense to check out files without the proper
directory environment, which is also needed as a home for the .svn
However, a nice solution could be a -O flag.
Just like the -N flag omits all subdirectories, the -O flag would
omit all files (just check out a "skeleton" directory). Individual
files could then be filled in using svn update.

I want to work on
currently, all I need is

for reasons such as download performance and directory clarity,
I do not want to check out all the other files in
http://host/repository/project/trunk and in
With the new -O flag, I could do the following:
    svn checkout -O http://host/repository/project/trunk
    cd trunk
    svn update Makefile
    svn update -O dira
    cd dira
    svn update prog.cpp


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