[svnbook commit] r2706 - trunk/src/en/book

cmpilato noreply at red-bean.com
Sun Feb 25 21:26:29 CST 2007

Author: cmpilato
Date: Sun Feb 25 21:26:28 2007
New Revision: 2706


* src/en/book/ch-advanced-topics.xml
  Add a useful note about externals, partially suggested by Eric Hanchrow
  <offby1 at blarg.net>.

Modified: trunk/src/en/book/ch-advanced-topics.xml
--- trunk/src/en/book/ch-advanced-topics.xml	(original)
+++ trunk/src/en/book/ch-advanced-topics.xml	Sun Feb 25 21:26:28 2007
@@ -2373,6 +2373,16 @@
       bother—Subversion will, upon checkout of the original
       working copy, also checkout the external working copies.</para>
+    <note>
+      <para>The relative target subdirectories of externals
+        definitions needn't already exist on your or other users'
+        systems—Subversion will create them when it checks out
+        the external working copy.  In fact, you should
+        <emphasis>not</emphasis> try to use externals definitions to
+        populate directories that are already under version
+        control.</para>
+    </note>
     <para>Note the previous externals definition example.  When
       someone checks out a working copy of the
       <filename>calc</filename> directory, Subversion also continues

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