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From Andreas Krey <>
Subject Re: Doing svn checkouts on top of svn checkouts?????
Date Tue, 12 Jul 2011 08:06:40 GMT
On Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:30:06 +0000, Geoff Hoffman wrote:
> To clarify what I meant - say you have Repo-A/Path-B and Repo-X/Path-Y. You
> could cd into your working copy of Path-B and do svn checkout Repo-X/Path-Y
> Y and end up with B/Y in your working copy such that changes under Y commit
> to Repo-X and changes under B not under Y commit to Repo-A. I have a hunch
> this (not throwing an error) is by design, because it is *almost* identical
> to how svn:externals work.  I just tested this and Y shows up as ? when
> doing svn status under B.

I didn't test that, but I suppose that Y is not known to the 'outer'
svn sandbox, and changes in the 'inner sandbox (Y) wouldn't be committed
or shown in 'svn status'.

Can you 'svn switch' a subtree to a different repo? And what happens
then on a commit? :-)


"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800

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