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Re: Is it possible to do a "partial" or a filtered checkout

From: Tor Ringstad <tor.ringstad_at_tandberg.net>
Date: 2005-07-11 16:47:37 CEST

[Philippe Legay]
> Is it possible to do SVN CheckOut only *.doc ? (For a folder and sub
> folder)

No, subversion doesn't support checking out with wild cards.

[Ryan Schmidt]
> I would say you should be arranging your directory structure such
> that things that you want to check out separately are in separate
> directories. Therefore, for example, *.doc files should be in a
> directory "documentation" or whatever.

This would probably solve Philippe's problem.

However, it isn't always possible to organize a repository in such a
way that everything you want to check out separately is in separate
directories (or directory trees). And then you've got trouble: With
subversion, you can only check out complete subtrees from the
repository. Even though "svn co" has an "-N" option (non-recursive
checkout), it is horribly flawed and doesn't work as advertised. CVS
actually works a lot better than SVN in this respect.

There is a thread discussing this topic at the developer list:

  [PROPOSAL] Dealing with large directories/difficult to organize
  trees.

- Tor Ringstad -

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