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Re: File/revision obliteration feature

From: Michael Price <mprice_at_atl.lmco.com>
Date: 2002-08-23 17:01:20 CEST

Garrett Rooney writes:
> On Fri, Aug 23, 2002 at 09:46:34AM -0500, Darrin Thompson wrote:
> > Suppose that I as a subversion user accidentally checked into a "public"
> > subversion repo some piece of private info. I would need to get that
> > information back out. Is it possible to do this using the latest
> > subversion release? If it is possible, I'd love to hear the nitty details.
> that would be the hypothetical 'svn obliterate' feature, which does
> not currently exist. it's a post-1.0 feature that people have
> requested, but it's a fairly large amount of work to add. until then,
> it's one of those "doctor doctor, it hurts if i do this" "well, then
> don't do that" kind of things...

Assuming someone was crazy enough to want to try and add such a feature,
what problems would he encounter along the way? If this has already been
outlined in a previous thread then a pointer to that discussion would be
most appreciated.

I must be a little more human than the rest of the subversion users as I
make quite a few mistakes and have longed for such a feature on more than
one occasion.


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