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From "Andreas Stieger" <Andreas.Stie...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: single file version control - was: SVN
Date Fri, 27 May 2016 13:15:37 GMT
Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 2:53 AM, Andreas Stieger <andreas.stieger@gmx.de> wrote:
> >
> > On 26/05/16 20:08, PERRY JENNINGS wrote:
> >>
> >> cannot use SVN because the code is for *non-object-oriented* applications
> >> ; hence a single file, not a project needs to be checked in and out of the
> >> repository.  So my question is: Are you aware of a client that could be used
> >> to checkout and checkin a single file to the SVN repository and maintain the
> >> version number of the source code that is checked in?   If not, do you know
> >> if SVN has the single file checkout and checkin feature?
> >
> >
> > Apache Subversion supports serializing changes to binary files will all
> > standard clients. It is called "locking", e.g. attaching svn:needs-lock
> > properties to the files, and acquiring locks to serialize access. Read about
> > it here:
> >
> > http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.advanced.locking.html
> 
> That does not sound like what Perry is looking for. He seems to want
> to only have a loal working file, not a full directory based working
> copy.

It did sound like non-text assets. Either way, besides the limitation of working copies always
being a directory, all svn clients support checking out a selection of the tree, including
down to a single file therein.

Andreas

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