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Re: Feature Request: Search through repository?

From: Jody Shumaker <jody.shumaker_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-13 00:18:20 CEST

> > 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.
>

I think he means to search for a filename only, not searching the
contents of all files. In which case someone's suggestion of grabbing
all the history and searching all that is a decent answer.

- Jody

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