javiervd javiervd - 1 year ago 81
Git Question

How to checkout the contents of a directory in git?

I have a repo with a 'htdocs` directory in its root, is it possible to checkout only the contents of this folder? I tried running:

git checkout -f master -- htdocs

Which does ignore everything else in the repo root but it also brings in the
folder. I could copy the contents and remove the directory with a couple additional commands but I was wondering if it was possible with through git only.

Answer Source

You can checkout in an external folder, and make a symbolic link between /htdocs and that folder.

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