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From Andy Levy <>
Subject Re: SVN 1.7 - check out single file?
Date Fri, 01 Jul 2011 15:22:28 GMT
On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 17:05, Stefan Sperling <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 02:49:58PM -0400, Andy Levy wrote:
>> With the new way WCs are managed, will it be possible to check out a
>> single file, instead of having to do multiple steps with sparse
>> directories just to get a single file in a directory? Looking at the
>> release notes and CHANGES file, I think the answer is "no", but I need
>> someone more knowledgeable to back me up here before I take the answer
>> back to the person who asked me. Thanks.
> No, you still need to checkout a directory. But it sounds like the
> new --parents option of svn update might help you a bit:

We'll have to see how Tortoise implements this, as that's what most
folks here are using.

It's an edge case for us, it's only 2 or 3 people who are affected by
the issue of too many items to check out just to update a single file.

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