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From Branko ─îibej <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Is there a way to 'sparsify' a working copy, without starting over?
Date Mon, 13 Jun 2016 01:39:48 GMT
On 13.06.2016 01:24, Johan Corveleyn wrote:
> I have a (full depth infinity) working copy:
>
>   parent
>       \-- sub1
>       \-- sub2
>
> I'd like to make it sparse, throwing out sub2, so it becomes:
>
>   parent (empty)
>       \-- sub1 (infinity)
>
> Is there a way to do that, without first making 'parent' entirely
> empty (by executing 'svn up --set-depth empty parent')? Making
> 'parent' depth=empty would also remove sub1 which I then have to
> retrieve from the server again.
>
> Note: removing sub2 by running 'svn up --set-depth exclude
> parent/sub2' is not the same (parent would still be depth=infinity, so
> new subdirs could appear on subsequent updates).

--set-depth empty on parent is the correct first step. The contents of
parent/sub1 will still be in the pristine store, so you won't be
fetching all that much data from the server.

-- Brane

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