suggestion for new edition

Eric Hanchrow offby1 at
Wed Feb 14 13:42:18 CST 2007

In the section on svn:externals, mention that the user doesn't need to
create the directory first, but that svn will create it for them the
first time they update.  I just helped a guy who was failing because
he was creating (and then "add"ing) the directory first, thinking he
had to.
Because he pays close attention, a Navy pilot can land a
40,000 lb. aircraft at 140 miles per hour on a pitching carrier
deck, at night, more safely than the average teenager can cut a
        -- Paul Graham

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