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From Ryan Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Virtual filesystems
Date Sat, 05 Nov 2011 07:06:03 GMT

On Nov 4, 2011, at 15:52, Richard Cavell wrote:

> In a URL such as:
> file:///one/two/three/four
> It may be that the repository is actually at /one/two, and the three/four are directories
within the repository.
> How does subversion identify which slashes are virtual and which ones are real?  Does
it search each part of the path to see if it's a valid repository, and then step into it?

I don't know how Subversion does it. Does it matter?

> Is there a way, or a need, to ever tell svn which part of the URL is real and which is


However, you can get Subversion to tell you; look in "svn info file:///one/two/three/four".

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