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Sometimes I want to get a bzr branch (e.g. lp:~elementary-design/+junk/elementarywalls or lp:gimp), but I have a slow Internet connection and only want to download the latest revision. How do I do this, starting with an empty folder (i.e. no pre-existing branch on my computer)?

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Try the following:

bzr checkout --lightweight lp:~elementary-design/+junk/elementarywalls

From the help entry:

--lightweight Perform a lightweight checkout. Lightweight checkouts depend on access to the branch for every operation. Normal checkouts can perform common operations like diff and status without such access, and also support local commits.

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