[p4] Re: Now, about mapping something onto two locations...
Jeff A. Bowles
jab at pobox.com
Mon Jul 3 10:23:08 PDT 2000
At 03:43 PM 6/30/2000 +0200, Hans Schmid wrote:
>Is it possible for Windows clients to checkout a single file from the depot
>to two different places in the local workspace? (I tried to set up a view to
>easily create an Setup.exe, with the same library in two different
In general, Perforce tries *very* hard to have a one-to-one mapping
from files in your workspace to corresponding files in the repository.
The "Views:" section of the "p4 client" form have this as
a hard-and-fast rule; "p4 label" and "p4 branch" have similar
restrictions in their "Views:" sections.
If this feels like something you want to work around, then you have
1. Have your build/staging mechanisms copy the file to the other
locations, so that only one copy is the "real" copy that you edit;
2. Use "p4 integrate" to push copies from a master copy in the
repository to subordinate copies that "shadow" the "real" copy.
3. Although some people have recommended having a second workspace
that pulls in the files - and this can be made to work - it's
a trap. In
general, you *never* want a folder (a.k.a. directory) on a
to be part of more than one Perforce client. (It's not an
usually leads you to assume things that will bite you later.)
This sort of question feels like there's a higher-level
you're trying to deal with. What are you trying to do, that you
sort of mechanism?
Perforce Consulting Partner
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