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check out deleted folder

From: Paul Seyfert <pseyfert_at_mathphys.fsk.uni-heidelberg.de>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:04:13 +0200

Hi there,

my situation is as follows:
there's a large svn repository
I only work with the subdirectory

such that I used to check it out with
svn co svn+ssh://someserver/reps/maindir/old_dir/foobar/what_I_work_with

what_I_work_with got moved by the maintainers of the main repository in
revision r123456 to


now I can check it out with

svn co svn+ssh://someserver/reps/maindir/new_dir/foobar/what_I_work_with

in newlocation, commands like "svn log", "svn blame", ... still work, I
see commit messages from before r123456 and changes from r900 are
correctly reported by svn blame.

what does not work is

cd what_I_work_with
svn up -r900

since maindir/new_dir/foobar/what_I_work_with doesn't exist in r900.

Also the alternate approach checking out what_I_work_with doesn't work
since the directory doesn't exist in the trunk

svn co svn+ssh://someserver/reps/maindir/old_dir/foobar/what_I_work_with

neither did switching work:

cd what_I_work_with
svn switch ..../old_dir/...

Also, I'm hesitant to check out svn+ssh://someserver/reps/maindir due to
the large overhead of stuff in there which I don't need (in fact I found
it a strong part of svn that subdirectories of a repository are
repositories themselves).

Is there any way to check out or update to revision r900?

Received on 2013-07-24 17:05:26 CEST

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