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Re: how to make one file in repository link-to / check-out-to another location?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 18:32:08 -0500

On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 12:39, John Owens <john_owens_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> Greetings, surely this is a one-line answer, but here's my situation:
> I have a repository with a file (file.txt) in one place (trunk/foo).
> I would like file.txt to appear in another place (say, trunk/bar). So
> what I do is symbolic-link file.txt from foo to bar, and check in that
> link, and all is well.
> However, another user wants to check out bar and have file.txt in it,
> but does NOT want to check out foo. Thus when the user checks out bar,
> she gets a link to foo, and that's not good.
> I guess I'd like to check out file.txt in numerous places and whenever
> changes are made to it, they are reflected in the original
> foo/file.txt. Is this possible?
> "externals" appeared to be the right way to go, but that seemed more
> like an external repository, and I need an internal one.

Externals, despite the name, work equally well for intra-repository
"links" as inter-repository links.


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