[Vm-dev] equivalent of svn export...

Tobias Pape Das.Linux at gmx.de
Mon Jun 27 20:32:42 UTC 2016

Hi Eliot
On 27.06.2016, at 20:08, Eliot Miranda <eliot.miranda at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>     I have build.linux32ARM which is full of generated crap.  I have renamed it to build.linux32ARMv6 via git mv build.linux32ARM build.linux32ARMv6.  So far so good.  Now I want to clone the clean state of build.linux32ARMv6 (or of https://github.com/OpenSmalltalk/vm/build.linux32ARMv6) to create the clean state of build.linux32ARMv7. But I can't?!?!?
> In Subversion one can extract a subdirectory of the entire repository; great for Travis builds, where one doesn't waste time cloning the entire repository.  Does git simply not support this?  I see
>   http://stackoverflow.com/questions/160608/do-a-git-export-like-svn-export
> but it doesn't appear to offer a solution beyond cloning the entire repository :-(

I have not yet grasped your use case, please help me there.

You want to maintain both build.linux32ARMv6  and build.linux32ARMv7, but
build.linux32ARMv7 is actually build.linux32ARM?

If so, what about:

mv build.linux32ARM build.linux32ARMv7 #note no git
git checkout -- build.linux32ARM
mv build.linux32ARM build.linux32ARMv6 

and then `git add` the pieces of build.linux32ARMv6  and build.linux32ARMv7
as necessary and `commit` or replace the latter with `git mv`?

If it is only for local development to get a clean slate, it is quite similar, but
leave out the `commit` or `git mv` part…



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