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Re: soft links

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-01-24 14:03:18 CET

On Jan 24, 2006, at 08:31, Duke Tantiprasut wrote:

> Is there a way to do "soft links" rather than copies (branches) so
> that
> changes can flow through?
> I'm looking to do logical groupings of selected files and
> directories, and
> allow updates from the orginal files/dirs to flow through to the
> new target.

You can commit symlinks, which will work on Unix-like systems (Linux,
Mac OS X, *BSD, etc.) but will show up as an unhelpful text file when
checked out on a Windows machine (because Windows itself does not
offer a facility comparable to symlinks).

> I tried using svn:externals but it's kind of kludgy (disconnected
> copies)
> and doesnt seem to parse the references specified as svn://... Is
> it limited
> to only http:// references?

AFAIK externals should work with any supported Subversion protocol.

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