I needed to use Subversion
externals property to define a reference to a file. Based on this blog, here are my notes:
Let’s say that you want to have Subversion to use the following file from another directory:
And have the file download into the following file in your project:
myproject/lib/thelib.jar You should have
lib directory already exist.
myproject folder, create a text file. This is necessary if you plan to have multiple references.
$ cat > svn_externals_config.txt lib/thelib.jar https://mysvnserver.com/svn/shared/lib/thelib.jar
Use Ctrl-D to exit the data entry mode. Alternatively, you can use your favourite text editor to create the text file.
If you want to reference a folder instead, you can have the following definition:
Make sure that the local
lib folder doesn’t have
aThirdPartyLibFolder or you may get the following error:
svn: warning: Working copy 'aThirdPartyLibFolder' locked.
Now you can set the
svn:externals property by running the following lines:
svn propset svn:externals . -F svn_externals_config.txt svn update
Once you are set, you can commit the externals definition by running the following command:
svn commit --depth empty . -m "Modify svn externals definition only."