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Re: An asterisk in a repository

From: Kurt Pruenner <leak_at_gmx.at>
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 17:32:56 +0200

allen wrote:
> I made the mistake of allowing someone to access my SVN repo so we
> could share code on a website. Somehow he had managed to add a copy
> of the whole site to a path called '*' at the top level. As Tortoise
> can't understand '*', it's stopping me doing updates (I can update one
> folder at a time but not the whole site in one go.
>
> I have tried deleting '*' but it confuses the Tortoise command and I
> am afraid I might delete everything if I'm not careful.
>
> Can anyone guide me through the safe way to delete what this numbskull
> added?

I'd think the easiest way to deal with this would be doing a dump/load
cycle with svnadmin and only dumping everything up to the bad revision,
then loading that again.

That way, you'll have a repository in which that add never happened.

Of course, if you have used the repository since you'll probably want to
try using svndumpfilter to filter out the path with the "*" in it instead...

Have a look at http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/index.html for more
information about svnadmin and svndumpfilter.

-- 
Kurt Bernhard Pruenner --- Haendelstrasse 17 --- 4020 Linz --- Austria
.......It might be written "Mindfuck", but it's spelt "L-A-I-N".......
np: Autechre - Fol4 (Quaristice (Versions))
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