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Re: svn status and svn:externals

From: SteveKing <stefan.kueng_at_wagner-group.ch>
Date: 2005-08-15 13:57:00 CEST

Gareth Bryan wrote:

> Appologies if this is an RTFM question (I have, but can't spot the answer)...
> What is the reason for the status command showing 'X' for (external)
> subdirectories but showing normal when the command is run directly on
> that subdir?
> To clarify, assume that ./lib/thirdParty is external (in my case diff
> project in same repos)
> 'svn status ./lib' returns:
> X lib/thirdparty

That means the folder 'thirdparty' is included from an external URL.

> whereas 'svn status ./lib/thirdparty' returns nothing?

The folder 'thirdparty' itself represents a complete (different) working
copy of its own. So the status is 'normal' (if the folder hasn't been
modified, removed, switched, ...).

> Using the API (javahl in my case), the API equiv of the second command
> returns SVNStatusKind.NORMAL when I was naively expecting
> Is the only way to determine whether or not a directory path is
> external to run a status command on its parent directory?

Be careful! Just checking the parent folder won't work every time.
Imagine you have
folder <-- here is the svn:external set, path as 'subfolder\ext'
     ext <-- this is the folder included with externals

if you just check 'subfolder', you could get no status at all because
'subfolder' could be unversioned!


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