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Re: Managing the work copy

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-16 11:46:53 CEST

On 10/16/06, Gavin Lambert <gavinl@compacsort.com> wrote:
> Quoth Dorian Guzmán <mailto:dorian.guzman@gmail.com>:
> > Is it possible to remove a directory from the working copy, but not
> > from the repository?
> > For example, suppose the repository and my working copy have the A
> > and B directories, but I don't want to get more updates from
> > directory B in my working copy. I'm trying to avoid the creation a
> > new working copy, if possible.
> Kind of. Create an empty folder in your repository somewhere (typically
> outside the trunk, and make sure it's kept empty). Then switch the
> folders in your working copy that you don't care about over to that
> folder. The folder will still exist, but it'll no longer contain any
> files, and it'll stay that way even across updates.

A more 'official' way to do this (the above being the official
workaround) is being worked on under the code name
'incomplete-directories' aka sparse working copies.

We hope it's one of the great new features of 1.5, but .. Well, it's
done when it's done.


Received on Mon Oct 16 11:47:40 2006

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