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Re: Files take double the size, with the .svn folder

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 08:33:34 +0200


On 28 September 2010 08:09, Jack Carter <hogan.s_at_hotmail.com> wrote:
> Is there any way to disable the .svn folder, I guess it is for repositories,
> but it looks like it just keeps a copy of the what every is in the folder
> that the .svn folder is in. And when you have large files it gets costly on
> the space.

No, AFAIK this is the required behaviour of svn. Without the local
copies, the svn libraries are unable to perform all kinds of offline
tasks (== tasks that do not require access to the central repository).
SVN is highly optimised to work in environments where repository
access is expensive (slow network connections) and local disk access
is cheap (quick & lots of space available).

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