Your questions are somewhat confusing, because you seem to state a number of different problems that you want to solve:
- which students are copying?
- how to do a checkout without a working copy?
- can you just copy the .svn folder of a working copy some place else? (And expect what to work, exactly?)

I think your first question is bigger than this mailing list, and I don't see how Subversion can help you solve that problem.

Your second question doesn't make sense to me, insofar as I don't understand what you mean by a working copy without a checkout? Do you mean you want person A to checkout, and B uses a working copy? Or do you mean you want a checkout at one point in time, and then later use of the same working copy when the server is not available?

For your third question, I have a suspicion you'll be unsatisfied trying that, as the first thing you'll need to do is an "svn revert -R ." to restore the missing files, which will effective amount to having a clean checkout.


On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 7:35 AM, Peter Fodrek <> wrote:
Dear Subversion experts,

I would like to monitor /home directory for X-host that is used by
20 X-terminals for eductional classroom.
I want to monitor students work flor evalution a to find out who is cheating
by copying others programs.

I was done svn import for /home succesfully.
I do not want to checkout repository to theĀ  /home as it is risky

svn commit does not work as /home is not working copy o the repository
svn import does not work as well becuase of duplicity

Is there any way to setup /home as working copy without checkout,please?

I was mentionedĀ  that I do chcekout in another directory and simply copy .svn
directory into /home as a workarround. Does anybody know if it will
work,please ? Is it correct or it is solution with as less as possible
incorrectness, please?

I look forward hearing from you

Yours faithfully

Peter Fodrek