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Re: question: repository backups?

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2001-12-12 00:16:49 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:

> "Jay Freeman \(saurik\)" <saurik@saurik.com> writes:
> > Additionally, there are sometimes cases where someone checks an
> > amazingly large file into the repository for no good reason; such as ncb
> > files (the Visual Studio class browser temporary files, which tend to
> > get quite large), but this also goes for large graphics files that they
> > were using to test). With CVS I can simply delete the file from the
> > server end without causing the clients problems (the CVS client
> > specifically supports "this file was removed from the repository" and
> > deletes the file locally). With Subversion I don't see a good way to do
> > this.
> $ svn rm http://path/to/big/ugly/file
> Poof, it's gone from the repository, and you didn't even need a
> working copy. Next time any client updates, it will be removed
> from their working copy.

I think Jay wants the 'svn obliterate' command see, issue #516.


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Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:52 2006

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