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.svn directories

From: Daniel Quinlan <quinlan_at_pathname.com>
Date: 2004-01-25 17:12:33 CET

It would be nice if it was possible for SVN to place .svn directories
and any other metadata outside of the tree you're working on. That is,
in something like ~/.svn or some perhaps specified in an environment
variable.

In CVS, the "CVS" subdirectories were never really much of issue because
they only included 3 files each, the files had different names, and the
size was trivial. In SVN, the files share names with files in the tree,
the size is much larger, and there are many files.

The primary benefit of this would be avoiding "egrep -v" or "find
-prune" when running recursive commands, allowing "du -s" to work
without --exclude (which is a GNU extension), and so on. Sure, this
would only be a P5 enhancement, but it would be relatively easy to
implement. Has anyone given thought to this?

Daniel

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