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Re: remove a checked out directory

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-10-20 12:25:37 CEST

On Oct 20, 2005, at 12:06, jerome jansou wrote:

> Thanks Ryan for your answer,
> I would like to process as you suggest, but It's hard.
> I have many projects under the same svn repository,
> and I ofen update the whole thing from top level, so
> an update would re-create the deleted directory.

It looks like you're not following the trunk / branches / tags model
exactly... for those who do follow this model, and who release often,
the tags directory gets quite full of copies of the project. Checking
out the entire repository would therefore be a very space-consuming
operation, not to mention a waste of time -- you never need to check
out a tag, since you're never supposed to be modifying it. Therefore,
most people don't check out the root of the repository; rather, they
check out the trunk(s) of the project(s), and maybe the current branch

> Additionaly, I have subdirectories for different
> architectures in each project sometimes 5 levels under
> the project. I neither need then nor want them all
> (because of a poor disk space concern, i concede, but
> mainly because I do not want to deliver everything to
> my final client).
> So this CVS way of customising by hand the directories
> I do not want to keep allow me to get a kind of
> "clearcase" view (snapshot like of course).
> The main idea is that it's easier to remove what I do
> not want than making a full list of what I want and
> checkout this list.

Then you need "svn checkout -N". Unfortunately, it has never worked
correctly, and it is inadvisable to use it.


Someone is apparently currently working on some major enhancements in
this area.


> How dangerous is it to edit this Entries file ?
> Maybe I had to quit this addiction... ;-)

I've not used any revision control system other than Subversion, so I
do not have the same habits or assumptions you do, coming from CVS. I
cannot say how dangerous it is to edit the files, I just know that
Subversion intends to maintain them itself, and I'm content to let it
do so. It knows what it's doing. I, as a counterexample, do not, and
I would not want to jeopardize my working copy, and thereby my
repository, by mucking with it.

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