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'svn purge' (was: [RFC] 'basic/additional command set')

From: Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-04 13:52:11 CET

Max Bowsher wrote:
> The need to keep our basic command set small, to avoid svn becoming daunting
> to new users, and making the learning curve intolerably steep, is not a new
> issue.
> I agree with it, but taken alone, it stops us adding useful utility
> subcommands - the sort of thing I am thinking of:
> svn purge: Remove unversioned files from a WC

Out of curiosity, what's the purpose of that?

I've done something sligthly similar, in order to clean up a working
copy to make it look like it did when I checked it out. Sort of like
'make clean', only using SVN to tell me what's source code and what's
compiler output.

Specifically, it removes files that are svn:ignore'd as opposed to
files that are not versioned. Thus it keeps any files and
modifications you've added to the WC yourself.

(Python script attached.)

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Received on Fri Nov 4 13:53:16 2005

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