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Re: Supplement: Creating relative links to manage document duplication

Author Sam Barnett-Cormack <s dot barnett-cormack at lancaster dot ac dot uk>
Full name Sam Barnett-Cormack <s dot barnett-cormack at lancaster dot ac dot uk>
Date 2009-01-16 05:42:47 PST
Message andrew.walker@gro-sc​otland.gsi.gov.uk wrote:
> Additional information:
>
> The client originally hoped for an option in TortoiseSVN to maintain
> copies of a document in multiple locations in the repository, where
> modifying one version/instance/copy would mirror to the others. Ergo
> the svn copy from the right-drag menu is not sufficient.

Well, Subversion itself can handle symlinks on unix, but Tortoise
(largely due to the underlyng SVN libraries) can't handle the Windows
Vista version of symlinks. However, if you want to duplicate *whole
directories* within a repo/WC, you can use externals. These do not,
however, work for individual files.

I believe that externals were originally intended to point to different
repositories, or different "projects" in one repo, but I have
successfully used them to have one folder "appear" in many locations. In
an export, it would create several copies, one in each place, but in a
checkout the working copy 'knows' that they are the same. It won't
replicate changes live, but each instance essentially works as a
separate working copy, and a checkin/checkout will replicate everything.

--
Sam Barnett-Cormack

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Creating relative links to manage document duplication andrew dot walker at gro-scotland dot gsi dot gov dot uk andrew dot walker at gro-scotland dot gsi dot gov dot uk 2009-01-16 04:48:55 PST
     Supplement: Creating relative links to manage document duplication andrew dot walker at gro-scotland dot gsi dot gov dot uk andrew dot walker at gro-scotland dot gsi dot gov dot uk 2009-01-16 04:55:20 PST
         Re: Supplement: Creating relative links to manage document duplication Lübbe Onken <luebbe dot tortoisesvn at googlemail dot com> Lübbe Onken <luebbe dot tortoisesvn at googlemail dot com> 2009-01-16 05:26:08 PST
         Re: Supplement: Creating relative links to manage document duplication Sam Barnett-Cormack <s dot barnett-cormack at lancaster dot ac dot uk> Sam Barnett-Cormack <s dot barnett-cormack at lancaster dot ac dot uk> 2009-01-16 05:42:47 PST
     Re: Creating relative links to manage document duplication Andy Levy <andy dot levy at gmail dot com> Andy Levy <andy dot levy at gmail dot com> 2009-01-16 05:49:56 PST
     My thanks andrew dot walker at gro-scotland dot gsi dot gov dot uk andrew dot walker at gro-scotland dot gsi dot gov dot uk 2009-01-16 07:31:57 PST
         Re: My thanks Andy Levy <andy dot levy at gmail dot com> Andy Levy <andy dot levy at gmail dot com> 2009-01-16 07:41:10 PST
             Re: My thanks Sam Barnett-Cormack <s dot barnett-cormack at lancaster dot ac dot uk> Sam Barnett-Cormack <s dot barnett-cormack at lancaster dot ac dot uk> 2009-01-16 15:12:05 PST
                 Re: My thanks Andy Levy <andy dot levy at gmail dot com> Andy Levy <andy dot levy at gmail dot com> 2009-01-16 17:51:38 PST
                     Re: My thanks Sam Barnett-Cormack <s dot barnett-cormack at lancaster dot ac dot uk> Sam Barnett-Cormack <s dot barnett-cormack at lancaster dot ac dot uk> 2009-01-17 04:45:27 PST
                         Re[2]: My thanks Alexander Iljin <ajsoft at yandex dot ru> Alexander Iljin <ajsoft at yandex dot ru> 2009-01-17 08:57:08 PST
                             Re: My thanks Kurt Pruenner <leak at gmx dot at> Kurt Pruenner <leak at gmx dot at> 2009-01-17 09:50:52 PST
                         Re: My thanks Lübbe Onken <luebbe dot tortoisesvn at googlemail dot com> Lübbe Onken <luebbe dot tortoisesvn at googlemail dot com> 2009-01-19 00:11:34 PST
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