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From BRM <>
Subject Re: detect externals in script
Date Wed, 23 Jun 2010 21:35:21 GMT

1. Run `svn status | grep ^X` to get all the entries in the working copy that are svn:externals.
2. Ignore them as you traverse across the paths.

While reading the svn:externals directly is also a good idea, you'd have to do that for every
directory you enter into, since they are namespace specific.
The nice thing about `svn status| grep ^X` is that it will traverse the entire working copy
and tell you about ALL svn:externals - even those inside of the svn:externals.

SVN's bindings may provide some better help in there, so definitely look at those too as there
may be yet a better solution.


----- Original Message ----
> From: Christian Unger <>
> To:
> Sent: Wed, June 23, 2010 5:09:09 PM
> Subject: Re: detect externals in script
> doesn't `svn pget svn:externals` suffice? 

you probably want to look at 
> subversion's bindings - depending on the scripting language you're 
> using

On 23.06.2010, at 20:56, Paul Dugas wrote:

> I'm 
> looking for a way for a script operating on a working directory to
> identify directories that were pulled in via an svn:external.  The
> script is in the top-level folder of the project and is used to
> maintain 
> the common file headers for the project and I'd like it to
> not recurse 
> down into externals.
> Thanks in advance for suggestions,
> Paul

christian unger

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