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Re: Ignoring deleted files in working directory

From: Michael Eager <eager_at_eagercon.com>
Date: 2006-05-20 03:35:26 CEST

Tim Hill wrote:
> I think you mis-understood Duncan's suggestion. What he is saying (as I
> read it), is that you use svn branchaes to distinguish between these two
> cases, like this:
> -- Create a main branch (folder) that contains all the documents,
> current and archive. A checkout from this branch will clearly fetch
> *all* the documents, and so this folder is, in effect, a "full view" on
> the document set.
> -- Now, create a second "current" branch, and use the svn copy command
> to branch the set of files you need from the main branch into this
> current branch. A checkout from this branch will now only fetch the
> "current" documents, and svn sill not complain about missing files etc etc.
> -- Edit the current files in the current branch. After a commit, you can
> merge the changes back into the main branch, which will make them
> available in the *all* branch again.
> You can also use the same technique to edit/merge changes to the
> historical documents. In effect, you are using the branches as selected
> subsets of the full tree.

Thanks. I didn't look at it that way. SVN's view of branches as
directories is a bit unnatural to me.

I'll give this some thought. It might work.

Michael Eager	 eager@eagercon.com
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