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Re: Branch on change feature?

From: Greg Troxel <gdt_at_ir.bbn.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 20:03:44 -0400

Shaun Pinney <shaun.pinney_at_bil.konicaminolta.us> writes:

> Does Subversion provide a 'branch-on-change' or 'deferred branch' feature?
> For example, if I have a directory 'A' in the repository can I create a
> duplicate directory 'B' which transparently tracks the contents/revisions in
> 'A' so that commits to 'A' are seen by updates to 'B' and, when a commit
> occurs to a file in 'B', the file branches and no longer tracks 'A'? This
> is paraphrased from a request I heard earlier today.


But, if you do

svn copy foo/branches/A /foo/branches/B

and then periodically go to B and do 'svn merge foo/branches/A' you will
get sort of what you want, except that changes to files in A will still
try to be merged to B.


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