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Re: Automatic switch of a directory?

From: Russ Lewis <webmaster_at_villagersonline.com>
Date: 2005-08-26 07:00:13 CEST

Too cool!

Dale Hirt wrote:

>Have you tried using svn:externals to point to the cebu location? This works even if they are in two different repositories.
>Check out http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch07s04.html
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Russ Lewis [mailto:webmaster@villagersonline.com]
>Sent: Friday, August 19, 2005 10:13 AM
>To: users@subversion.tigris.org
>Subject: Automatic switch of a directory?
>I find myself using "svn switch" as a very handy way to bring certain
>code libraries or utilities into my other projects. For instance, I
>have a tool (tracked by SVN) called "dfront" which references another
>tool, "cebu." What I would do is to create a dummy directory
>dfront/cebu, which just contains a text file that says "remember to svn
>switch this directory to cebu". Very cool.
>However, I'm now finding myself wanting this to happen automatically
>when I check out dfront. That is, I would like to be able to set a
>special property or something such that each time I check out "dfront",
>it automatically svn switches the "cebu" directory to the right SVN source.
>Q1: Is there already some trick to do this that I don't know about?
>Perhaps a way to automatically run a certain script when a directory is
>checked out? (Yes, I know that that would be problematic if you're
>mixing Windows and Unix boxen.)
>Q2: Any thoughts about whether this is a desirable feature in general?
>Do other people do things like this? If this was automated, what would
>happen if you accidentally created a loop of automatic SVN switching?
>Russ Lewis
>New (and avid) SVN user
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