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Re: Checking out individual files

From: Phyrefly <phyrefly.phyre_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-29 18:18:06 CET

On 29/01/07, Jan Hendrik <jan.hendrik@myrealbox.com> wrote:
> Concerning RE: Checking out individual files
> Erik Hemdal wrote on 29 Jan 2007, 11:02, at least in part:
>
> > The arguments I've seen seem to center on wanting to keep working
> > copies intact in case they are moved somewhere and keeping all SVN
> > metadata together in a rational way. But I can see that having the
> > ability to check out and manage a single file is as important as the
> > ability to move or backup a working copy cleanly.
>
> Checking out thousands of files worth some 2-300 MB (over the
> internet!) for some occasional adding of references to a widely
> independent web project in a very limited set of files (less than 50)
> looks like more than just overkill indeed!
>

I may be misunderstanding something, but why can a single file
checkout (or many single file check-outs) not be managed by the same
.svn folder in the folder that contains that (or those) file(s).
After all, it only takes one .svn folder to manage all the files in
any folder in my working copy, even though they may be at different
rev's.

Sure, it would need to track the URL in the repo of each file, but
doesn't it do that anyway, to some extent?

That way, moving that folder around (on my pc) would still be valid.
Clearly nobody expects that moving a file OUT of a working copy would
keep it linked to the repo correctly.

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