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Re: pruned directory checkouts

From: Joshua Varner <jlvarner_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-06 22:45:55 CET

On 1/6/06, Lukas Ruf <ruf@rawip.org> wrote:
> > Ravi Giri <ravi.giri@gmail.com> [2006-01-06 09:49]:
> >
> > On 1/6/06, Lukas Ruf <ruf@rawip.org> wrote:
> >
> > > For particular machines, I do not need to have a complete project
> > > checked out. To save space and to accelerate updates and commits,
> > > I was wondering if there exists a mechanism (property?) to make
> > > svn client stop considering subdirectories of given projects.
> >
> > What we do is create 'placeholder' directories at the top level
> > (below trunk or branches) that have externals property containing
> > the paths that we do want checked out.
> interesting approach -- but externals, are they WC-local? I always
> believed not.

Some people do the checkout, then svn switch the directories they don't want
to an empty directory. This allows the speed up you want and after the initial
switching the disk savings. All commits are atomic, whereas with externals
they are not, and the switching is purely client side, the only requirement
on the server is the empty directory in the repository to switch things to.

Note: I've not done this myself just seen it in similar discussions before.


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