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From Andy Levy <>
Subject Re: Find out whether a directory is external
Date Wed, 11 May 2011 10:32:21 GMT
On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 02:57, Markus Schaber <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it true that the only way to find out whether a directory residing
> somewhere deep in a working copy tree is included via “svn:externals” is to
> check the parent directory?

Yes. Due to how WC metadata is handled, a directory in a WC doesn't
"know" what's above it in the hierarchy. This may change with 1.7 but
that's merely wild speculation based on the fact that the WC handling
code has been completely redone.

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