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From "Andersen, Krista" <Krista.Ander...@itg.com>
Subject svn:externals
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2010 01:17:29 GMT
Hi All,

Is it possible to set depth on externals?  Can I do this via a file list?
Like this:
--depth files                       prod                                      http://svn-server/repo/trunk/prod
--depth infinity                 prod/bin                              http://svn-server/repo/trunk/prod/bin
--depth infinity                 prod/client-specific         http://svn-server/repo/trunk/prod/client-specific

My first few attempts at doing this don't look promising, and I'm not seeing any examples
online that use depth control with externals.

My situation is this:
We have a large complicated set of files that we do not want to edit.  There are a few random
directories that we will be adding files to and modifying.  I want to keep the large mass
of files separate from the few files we will be working on.

 My thought is to create a skeletal tree that mimics the structure of the large complicated
tree - then use externals to map the large content into the skeletal structure during a checkout.
 The problem is that both repos will contain similar directory structures which I expect to
cause name conflicts at points where the data tree structures intersect.  If I can use depth
control options then I can avoid the conflicts caused by directories with matching names.

Or better yet - if externals mapping can handle blending together data tree structures with
matching directory names then I can just throw it all together without the depth control.

Thanks,
Krista

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