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Re: Feature request:: Unversioning files (svn rm --keep-in-wc)

From: David James <james82_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-23 21:55:34 CEST

On 23 Sep 2005 13:43:08 -0500, kfogel@collab.net <kfogel@collab.net> wrote:
> "Max Bowsher" <maxb@ukf.net> writes:
> > Also, I don't think anyone has yet done any design on how to
> > obliterate things without breaking WCs.
> I submit that this is impossible.
> To fully obliterate something, you must remove all knowledge of it
> from the repository (remember, the Securities and Exchage Commission
> might subpoena your repository, so you really need *no trace*).
> If the repository knows nothing, then there is nothing it can say to
> the WC regarding those paths. It will be as though the paths were
> never under version control, and therefore the situation will be
> indistinguishable from a WC that has been corrupted in a particular
> way.
How does Perforce do it, then? If my WC says that I own a file named
"subpoena_details.txt" which was created in rev 34, but my repo says
that "subpoena_details.txt" doesn't exist at any revision, I think
it's safe to assume that "subpoena_details.txt" has been obliterated.



David James -- http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~james
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