[OSM-dev] SVN and individual tag/branch trees

Simon Ward simon at bleah.co.uk
Fri Apr 24 01:18:43 BST 2009

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 01:45:40AM +0200, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Is there a way I can tell SVN to "check out everything *except* tags and 
> branches"? Ideally in a way that SVN remembers, so that when I 
> absent-mindedly type "svn update" I'll not get the whole bunch again?

I’ve read about sparse directory support in Subversion before[1], but
have not used it.  It looks like it should help, but won’t get you a
repository excluding tags and branches in one foul swoop.

[1]: http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/svn.advanced.sparsedirs.html

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
simple system that works.—John Gall
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