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Re: Feature request: option for "svnadmin dump" to discard file-texts

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-06-08 17:11:15 CEST

"Ph. Marek" <philipp.marek@bmlv.gv.at> writes:

> Hello everybody,
>
> I've got a feature request for svnadmin. I'd like to have another
> commandline option with dump which tells svnadmin *not* to dump the
> file's contents, but their size, properties and the structure of the
> repository.

[...]

> Tips, tricks, objections?

Tip:

   The Text-content-length is the same as your
   Real-text-content-length when you aren't using the delta-containing
   dump format.

Trick:

   The trick to getting a feature request seriously considered is for
   folks to be able to understand why you want it. Your mail uses the
   verb "to analyze", but what exactly do you want to know about your
   repository, and how will the dump headers help you?

Objection:

   The feature as proposed introduces unnecessary complexity for no
   apparent gain.

While you might suffer a performance penalty, I wonder if you
shouldn't just write a script to parse dumpfiles and give you the
information you seek.

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