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Re: Compressed text-base, take 2

From: Eric Dorland <eric.dorland_at_mail.mcgill.ca>
Date: 2003-05-14 23:02:14 CEST

* cmpilato@collab.net (cmpilato@collab.net) wrote:
> Kean Johnston <jkj@sco.com> writes:
> > Eric Dorland wrote:
> > > I decided not to put a compressed property in the entries file, since
> > > I think it's more flexible this way (ie, you will be able to go into
> > > the .svn/text-base dir and gzip * and it will just work), and putting
> > > it in the entries would further complicate the code IMHO. But if there
> > > are still advantages I'm not seeing, I'm all ears.
> > I just have one question: if I have a binary file that happens to end in
> > .gz I assume everything will be safe?
> >
> > I've never actually used binary files in my svn tests yet, so I dont
> > even know if they even make their way into the text base but if they
> > do, you'd better make sure that your scheme does not erroneously
> > detect that as a file I manually decided to gzip to save space.
> Looks like his patch will add the .gz to the already-extended
> text-base name. So you file "tarball.gz" will have a text-base named
> either "tarball.gz.svn-base.gz" or "tarball.gz.svn-base", depending on
> whether or not your are compressing textbases.

Exactly right.

Eric Dorland <eric.dorland@mail.mcgill.ca>
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