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svn obliterate? svn overwrite!

From: Neels Janosch Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 01:20:18 +0200

Hi all,

just now I had a discussion on #svn where a user o2T7 asked about undo. We
drifted into "svn obliterate", and o2T7 compared the workings of svn to
human memory. He said:

<o2T7> well, what real minds do is "imagine" or "fill with convenient data"
what they would like to be there ;)

So, instead of removing a revision that contains sensitive data, might it be
easier to just *overwrite* those sections that company X doesn't want to be
sitting in their repos?

It's still checksum business. But it's a smaller set of problems than with
"svn obliterate". Maybe some brilliant mind could find out how to overwrite
without changing the checksum result.....

Any case. I like the approach :)


Received on 2009-06-21 01:22:06 CEST

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