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Re: What's the .subversion directory for?

From: Jody Shumaker <jody.shumaker_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-18 00:07:24 CEST

On 4/17/06, Barry Gershenfeld <barry_g@zmicro.com> wrote:
> Unfortunately, search engines remove the "." when I try to search. Thus I
> end up searching for "subversion". :-) So I have to ask.
> In addition to the normal .svn directories I keep finding a .subversion
> directory. Mostly on mapped network drives, I think. Sometimes in
> surprising places. I have removed them on occasion, to no detectable ill
> effect. But they tend to get recreated. What are they? Maybe a cache?
> Maybe the result of using the repo-browser?
> Barry

In windows subversion stores some things in C:\Documents and
Settings\<profile name>\Application Data\Subversion while the
equivalent in unix/linux is ~/.subversion/

Is it possible you've somehow got unix/linux home directories mapped
on those network directories? Deleting them just means you destroyed
any cached passwords or configuration that was setup in them. I'd
also assume its possible that a windows client could be specifically
using its own seperate config for subversion and creating a
.subversion directory somewhere for it. However since you gave no
info as to specifically where you were finding these directories....

- Jody

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