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Re: Issue #3645: Create directly compressed archives

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 10:47:26 -0400

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:34 AM, Hyrum K. Wright
<hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Noorul Islam K M <noorul_at_collab.net> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I am planning to implement the requirement mentioned in issue
>> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3645. I hope no one
>> has yet started on this.
>> I am going to add an option "--archive" to export command. If specified,
>> the output of the export command will be in tar format. which will be
>> dumped to STDOUT. The user can pipe it to any other program thereafter.
>> For a user it will be like this.
>> $ svn export . --archive > /tmp/export.tar
>> or
>> $ svn export . --archive | bzip2 > /tmp/export.tat.bz2
>> Any valuable inputs will be helpful.
> I think issue #3645 is about compressing the backend storage, rather
> than some output of the svn client command.  The latter can be
> accomplished fairly easily using a number of existing tools, and it's
> pretty doubtful such would be included in Subversion itself.  Also,
> just because an issue exists does not mean that the concept included
> therein has been vetted and approved for eventual inclusion.

The issue is clearly about the output of the client command and raises
a fair point as to its value. Apparently git has the same sort of
command option.

My main concern is that git tends to not care too much about Windows,
and for us it is the primary OS that is used. So I am a little uneasy
about having a command that only outputs a Unix file format.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2010-07-14 16:48:07 CEST

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