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Re: All the .svn directories

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 16:40:40 -0500

On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 4:31 PM, DavidW <dwhite_at_gbcsci.com> wrote:
> Tom Blough <tom.blough@...> writes:
> >
> > With Window's limited search capabilities, there is no way to exclude files
> > or directories. There are numerous grep clones available for windows, as
> > well as advanced search utilities. Perhaps one of those will suit your
> > needs better?
> As a new user I don't like to criticize, but this really seems a Band-aid
> solution. You should not have to be confined to tools (not just search tools,
> but any tools) that can exclude certain directories. My C++ IDE has "Find In
> Files..." for example, but if I want to use it (and it is convenient for most
> purposes) I get a lot of matches I have to ignore. My version control software
> should not be intruding on my work to this extent. Just on principle you
> should be able to keep your project directories clean. I can't see why these
> directories couldn't be hidden away somewhere else.

That is a common complaint, but SVN was designed this way
intentionally. This design allows you to take any directory in your
WC, move it somewhere else (thumbdrive), and keep working with it
(every directory can be its own self-contained WC).

To change it would require a major architectural change to Subversion.

Look into SVK if this is really bothering you (it's built on top of
SVN); it does keep the metadata outside your working copy, but I don't
know if TSVN works with it.

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