I have a large, old working copy of svn repository that I checked out long time ago. I'd like to export and save it preserving the directory structure.
Over time, I've deleted most of the sub-directories and files at various levels as unneeded. I'd like to export the rest using
However, the export stops unfinished due to errors like this:
svn: Can't stat 'WSN/Somedir': No such file or directory
I'd like to avoid
svn update due to following reasons:
- The repository is old and not served any more
- Even if it would be online, the missing directories are many gigabytes that I would rather not spend time and space downloading.
One solution I know is to copy the whole tree and to run recursive delete command that removes all ".svn" directories.
However, is there a cleaner way, to ask
svn for export that ignores missing files and directories?