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Re: 'SVN' to '.svn'

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-09-04 18:39:55 CEST

On 4 Sep 2001, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> We've had this discussion before, and I believe the consensus was that
> the name of the administrative directory would be a run-time switch
> read out of a user's .svnrc. The .svnrc would give 2 or 3 choices:
> "SVN", ".SVN", ".svn", or something like that.

So long as it could be overridden by a .snvrc in the current dir - I'm
thinking of the case where people would distribute tarballs which are
essentially a local working copy so that one could simply do a "svn
update" after untarring the tarball to pull down the latest code, rather
than a checkout from scratch which would (probably) take much longer.
This is done now with CVS and various projects, apache, openoffice, etc.
Obviously, the tarball preparer will choose an admin dir name, and somehow
the client should pick up on that reliably.


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