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Re: is the proof in the pudding?

Hi David,

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 04:39:49AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> git ... can't check out a tree without cloning the full history

It can. See git-clone's --depth option. Although a repo cloned that
way has a number of limitations I think it would do the job for people
not wanting a full history. From the manpage:

--depth <depth>
           Create a shallow clone with a history truncated to the
           specified number of revisions. A shallow repository has a
           number of limitations (you cannot clone or fetch from it,
           nor push from nor into it), but is adequate if you are only
           interested in the recent history of a large project with a
           long history, and would want to send in fixes as patches.


Daniel Sieger
Faculty of Technology
Bielefeld University

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