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Re: checkout file

From: Sachin Sawant <sachulinux_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 11:11:17 +0530


you are right but with subversion 1.5 sparse directory feature you can
checkout directory without any files or sub-folders and then it should
allow you to checkout single file to a same checkout directory.

Please correct me if I am wrong but I don't understand why can't we
have this scenario supported in subversion.



On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 10:33 PM, Ryan Schmidt
<subversion-2008a_at_ryandesign.com> wrote:
> On Mar 27, 2008, at 03:49, Sachin Sawant wrote:
> > I tried with 1.5 alpha version but not able to checkout single file
> > with newly added sparse checkout feature.
> > you can checkout directory with no files in it but still after that
> > you can't checkout single file.
> > is there any other way to checkout single file? if not why subversion
> > doesn't allow to checkout single file?
> Subversion is about versioning collections of files, not individual
> files. It hasn't been possible to check out single files before.
> http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#single-file-checkout
> I don't know if 1.5 changes the situation at all.
> The reason this hasn't been possible is that Subversion needs a
> directory to put its .svn directory into, to store administrative
> information about the working copy.

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