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Re: Module removal

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-06-07 21:23:20 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> > svn import file:///repository/
> >
> > ..which results in a directory /project (and several files/directories
> > inside). What if I want to remove entire /project directory? Sure, I can
> > 'svn delete' everything, but that would remove just files inside /project,
> > not the directory itself. Just removing directory by hand did the trick for
> > CVS repository. Subversion's repository however relies on BerkeleyDB, and I
> > can't modify it by hand. This isn't a big issue, but it may lead to
> > repository being filled up with zombie directories. Maybe another option
> > for 'svnadmin' could solve that?
>
> Simple answer: check out the repository's root directory, 'svn rm
> project', commit.

This works, but might result in a *lot* of data being checked out.
Not everyone will want to do that. So an option to svnadmin might
still be a good idea; or, a "shallow" checkout option.

-K

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