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

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-11-04 16:27:27 CET

Molle Bestefich wrote:
> 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.)

I am confused. First you ask "what's the purpose of that?", then you proceed
to explain exactly what the purpose is - something like "make clean", but
which you can confidently rely on to put a working copy back into clean,
"just-checked-out" status.

Max.

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