Importing Resources Into a Repository
Importing resources into a repository is the process of copying local files and directories
into a repository so that they can be managed by an Apache Subversion™ server. If
you have already been using Subversion and you have an existing working copy you want to use,
then you will likely want to follow the procedure for using an existing working copy.
The Import folder and Import Files
actions are available from the Import submenu of the
Repository menu or of the contextual menu in the
Repositories view. These actions open a dialog box that allow you to
select the directories or files that will be imported into the selected repository
The Import folder
action opens the Import
Figure: The Import Folder Dialog Box
You can configure the following options:
- Specify the
local folder by using the text box or the Browse button.
This folder should not be empty or already under version control.
Important: By default, the SVN system only imports the content of the specified folder, and not
the folder itself. Therefore, it is recommended to use the
Browse button to select the local folder so that the client
will automatically append the name of it to the specified URL.
- Specify the
repository location that will be used to access the folder to be
Note: Peg revisions have no effect for this operation since it
is used to send information to the repository.
Attention: If the
new location already exists, make sure that it is an empty directory to avoid mixing
your project content with other files (if items exist with the same name, an error
will occur and the operation will not proceed). Otherwise, if the address does not
exist, it is created automatically.
- Recursive (infinity) - Imports all the files and folders
contained in the selected folder.
- Immediate children (immediates) - Imports only the child files
and folders without recursing subfolders.
- File children only (files) - Import only the child files.
- This folder only (empty) - Imports only the selected folder (no
child file or folder is included).
- Share files matching global ignore patterns
- When enabled, the file names that match the patterns defined in either of the
following locations are also imported into the repository:
- Enable automatic properties/Disable automatic
- Enables or disables automatic property assignment (per runtime configuration rules),
overriding the enable-auto-props runtime configuration directive,
defined in the SVN configuration
Note: This option is available only when there are defined properties to
be applied automatically for newly added items under version control. You can define
these properties in the SVN config file (in the
auto-props section). Based on the value of the
enable-auto-props runtime configuration directive, the presented
option is either Enable automatic properties, or
Disable automatic properties.