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Old 12-24-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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selectively check in multiple files using SVN

I have a really elaborate website project and I'd like to check in all the code to an SVN repository WITHOUT checking in all the jpg, pdf, sql, .mobi files, etc. I have subclipse installed on my local machine as part of Eclipse, but downloading the entire site and doing it file-by-file would take a very long time.

I'm hoping to determine how I can:
1) check in certain file types in a directory (e.g, /home/foo/public_html) while excluding certain file types (e.g., *.jpg, *.pdf, etc.) and subdirectories (e.g. exclude home/foo/public_html/images) in that directory.

2) I need to specify that this initial checking of my entire project goes into the /trunk folder in my SVN repository -- and not the root, not 'branch' subdir, etc. Also, I need the directory structure of my files to be preserved. that is to say i don't want /includes/conf/config.php to be at the root of my trunk folder in my repository.

3) I need to specify a comment that is applied to all of the files I'm checking in. E.g., "this is the initial checkin dated 12/24/2009, happy holidays!"

I've tried getting command-line help about svn but it's hardly informative for a noob:
svn help ci
I've also tried googling a bit and the 'tutorials' I'm getting are not helpful.

Any advice, tips, or resources would be most appreciated.
Old 01-04-2010, 10:28 AM   #2
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Check out I think the functionality you are after is handled by setting the 'svn:ignore' property or the file/folders you want to avoid committing.

svn:ignore is described in 'svn help propset'

This is a blog entry, but it provides an easier-on-the-eyes of the functionality:

Old 01-12-2010, 05:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip! I managed to accomplish this eventually by using tar to create a copy of my source using an exclude file.


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