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Re: [PROPOSAL] how to implement 'svn obliterate'

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 16:50:35 -0400

"David Glasser" <glasser_at_davidglasser.net> writes:
> Does it want to create a new temporary repository, or just a new
> temporary filesystem?

It only needs the tmp filesystem, really.

> Where would it put this temporary repository?

I dunno. Right next to the current one? (I should have listed
"temporary doubling of disk usage" in the Disadvantages ledger, by the

> Relevant things to worry about are whether the "move the db/s around"
> step ends up moving things between (OS) filesystems or not, as well as
> security (is it likely to put the temporary repository something where
> SVNParentPath can find it, say?)

Good question.

> Also, API-wise, it would seem to me that the "obliterate editor"
> should just do the filtering, and code around it should create the
> temporary repository, clean it up, etc. So it would just be a
> customizable filter, without bundling in the "makes a temporary repo"
> functionality.

Sure, I'll buy that.

Thanks for the comments!


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