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Re: is the proof in the pudding?
On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 02:24:25PM +0200,
> 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.
That won't do - the primary reason you want such trees is to be able
to keep /usr/src on machines without much disk space. In that case you
need to be able to pull.
(Or can you pull into it but not push into it?)
David A. Holland
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