One thing I missed after switching to
svn was the ability to
checkout a single directory.
Well, it seems that the ability to partially checkout a repository was added to git in February of 2012, and I am way behind.
Here is how you perform a sparse checkout:
# Initialize git init [repo] cd [repo] # Fetch git remote add -f origin [url] # Configure git config core.sparsecheckout true echo "path/to/dir" >> .git/info/sparse-checkout echo "path/to/some/file" >> .git/info/sparse-checkout # Checkout git pull origin master
If you modify
.git/info/sparse-checkout, you will want to run the following
to update your working directory:
git read-tree -m -u HEAD