[svnbook] r3999 committed - * en/book/ch03-advanced-topics.xml...

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Revision: 3999
Author:   cmpilato at gmail.com
Date:     Mon Aug 15 12:27:37 2011
Log:      * en/book/ch03-advanced-topics.xml
   Add a note that explains why 'svn update --set-depth exclude'
   doesn't look like a regular update.



--- /trunk/en/book/ch03-advanced-topics.xml	Mon Aug 15 12:22:38 2011
+++ /trunk/en/book/ch03-advanced-topics.xml	Mon Aug 15 12:27:37 2011
@@ -2712,6 +2712,17 @@
        is too large to fit on your disk (which might, after all, be the
        very reason you don't want it in your working copy).</para>

+    <note>
+      <para>While the functionality for excluding an existing item
+        from a working copy was hung off of the <command>svn
+        update</command> command, you might have noticed that the
+        output from <userinput>svn update --set-depth
+        exclude</userinput> differs from that of a normal update
+        operation.  This output betrays the fact that, under the hood,
+        exlusion is a completely client-side operation, very much
+        unlike a typical update.</para>
+    </note>
      <para>In such a situation, you might consider a compromise
        approach.  First, check out the top-level directory
        with <option>--depth immediates</option>.  Then, exclude the

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