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Re: Issue #3645: Create directly compressed archives

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 15:34:55 +0100

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Noorul Islam K M <noorul_at_collab.net> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> I am planning to implement the requirement mentioned in issue
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3645. I hope no one
> has yet started on this.
>
> I am going to add an option "--archive" to export command. If specified,
> the output of the export command will be in tar format. which will be
> dumped to STDOUT. The user can pipe it to any other program thereafter.
>
> For a user it will be like this.
>
> $ svn export . --archive > /tmp/export.tar
>
> or
>
> $ svn export . --archive | bzip2 > /tmp/export.tat.bz2
>
>
> Any valuable inputs will be helpful.

I think issue #3645 is about compressing the backend storage, rather
than some output of the svn client command. The latter can be
accomplished fairly easily using a number of existing tools, and it's
pretty doubtful such would be included in Subversion itself. Also,
just because an issue exists does not mean that the concept included
therein has been vetted and approved for eventual inclusion.

(This is, of course, my own opinion. Others may feel different, and
if you feel strongly about this use case, I encourage you to present
the compelling argument in favor of this feature.)

Best,
-Hyrum
Received on 2010-07-14 16:35:33 CEST

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