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Re: where does SVN store the commited files

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-05-16 13:47:11 CEST

On 16/05/07, Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/16/07, Sarvananda <navnith_maudgil@satyam.com> wrote:
> >
> > Dear All,
> > I am novice with SVN. However I was able to setup SVN over CVS and am able
> > to commit my files over the intranet, using Apache. I am a little scared
> > now.Because, suddenly my sr. wants to see the files in the repo, and I dont
> > really know where they are ? Googled and
> > searched(http://www.nabble.com/Repository-not-being-updated-tf3756389.html),
> > all I could gather was that SVn stores the files in a database and those
> > files are not really visible through the win.explorer. To see any of those
> > files, you really have to check out those files
> > is my understanding correct ?
> Yes. The repository uses a non-human-readable format for storing the
> contents. The repository database is not meant to be accessed directly
> - only via a client & the Subversion libraries.
> To see the files in the repository, you need to check out, export, or
> use a repository browser.

The repository browser is certainly the easiest if you just want an overview.

Also, it sounds as if your repository may be visible to everyone on
your intranet. If that is the case you should definitely hide it, or
at least make it read-only to ordinary users. Otherwise anyone could
go in and accidentally delete your entire repository. Normally it only
needs to be accessible by Apache, and maybe the parent folder needs to
be accessible to the admin so that he can create new repositories if


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