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Re: Feature Request: Search through repository?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-12 20:56:56 CEST

Tomasz Paj±k wrote:
> Hello,
>
>> Easiest way to do it is to checkout the trunk somewhere and then use a
>> regular Find in Files from your favourite IDE. (Don't use Windows
>> Explorer's Search function, as it's completely useless.)
>>
>
> Thanks for the answer, but it's quite difficult for us. We're using SVN
> not only for source code files, but as a versioning file server and we
> work especially on DOC, CAD, ODF files.
> Our repository is something about 5GB big, so downloading it and then
> searching is out of the scope. That's why I installed "Trac", but it's
> slow.
> Is there any other possibility?

Ok, think about what TSVN is, then think about the size of your
repository. Do you get the point? No?

Ok, let me explain:
TSVN is a client. Your repository is hosted on a server.
To search your repository, TSVN would have to download the whole
repository (5GB in your case) and then search through the repository.

5GB transfer for one 'simple' search - your network admin would try to
kill me if I would implement such a feature.

If you need searching of your repository, you need to use another
application which runs on the server and has direct access to the
repository. Trac is a start - if you don't like the way it works or its
speed, why don't you ask on their mailing list that they should improve it?

And maybe Google will someday release such a tool for Subversion
repositories - after all they hired three core Subversion devs, provide
Subversion hosting and have recently added code-search...

Stefan

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