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RE: solving the selective update of non-existent directories

From: Martin d'Anjou
Subject: RE: solving the selective update of non-existent directories
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 10:58:13 -0400 (EDT)
User-agent: Alpine 1.00 (LRH 882 2007-12-20)

The problem is:
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My question is WHY do you want to update file1.txt instead of simply

Sometimes, files in the same directory are not dependent on each other. What happens in that users submit only a subset of the files in a directory for the robot to update, but not all the files.

updating the entire directory dir1 or dir2? The second example where you
want to get dir2/x/y/file1.txt seems particularly arbitrary, if your
sandbox is missing dir2 then surely you need ALL of dir2 (eg: if you

Well... this assumption does not work for our flow. I do not need all of dir2, in fact, quite the contrary. A robot is told what new files to pull in, and those are the files that need to be pulled in, nothing more.


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