we have a remote git repository, and a development branch.
i'd like to "fork" a particualr directory for (a-la code freeze).
| + -dir1 | + -dir2 | + -dir3
i need to create a copy dir2, (e.g. as "dir2_frozen") so it contains new folder with files from a specific date.
the "dir2_frozen" dir will not commit any changes.
| + -dir1 | +--dir2 | +==dir2_frozen | + -dir3
i'd rather not use branches in the original directory, because i need both versions active and running.
i'd rather not fork the whole repository (it's HUGE)
how can i do that?