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How to get rid of unwanted directories from an subversion checkout

The Problem

Using svn if you’ve checked out a tree but didn’t want the entire tree how can you get rid of some of the subfolders.  This is generally a problem if there are some really big folder slowing down diff or other operations in the tree.


You have checked out http://server/trunk but there is a gigantic folder that was checked out and you want to remove it from the checkout but not svn continues to annoy you saying that you’ve deleted it. Further if you simply delete the folder it will show as deleted every time run svn diff.

Resulting in

The Solution

If That Doesn’t Work

The folder will still be there but it will not cause problems with everyday life.

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