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Re: Setting svn:externals property to root of checkouted directory

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 04:26:50 -0500

On Apr 6, 2009, at 04:15, Bolstridge, Andrew wrote:

> Blair Zajac wrote:
>
>> No, you can't have '.' as the target of an external, it needs to
>> specify a file or directory contained in the current directory.
>>
>> If you have a 'foo' under svn://host/adds/trunk/, then you'll need to
>> add
>>
>> foo svn://host/adds/trunk/foo
>
> However, while you cannot have '.', you can have '..', '^', '//'
> and '/'
> which all provide a form of relative directory paths.
>
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/svn.advanced.externals.html

Andrew, you're talking about syntax that can be used in the URL part
of the externals definition (the part that says where the external
will be checked out from), but Blair was talking about the target
part of the externals definition (the part that says where the
external will be checked out to).

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