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RE: Binary transfer on update

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:15:08 -0500

> On Dec 13, 2:29 pm, Andy Levy <andy.l..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Subversion only transfers diffs over the wire, and uses a fairly
> > efficient binary diffing algorithm.
> >
> That's interesting... I wonder how that works? I mean, how does it
> compare the two different files with them being on different
> computers?

It doesn't. The .svn folder contain all the files in their pristene state. That is how it knows if a file is dirty, or added, etc. The diff is done between BASE (the version in your .svn folder) and you working copy version. That diff is sent to the server during a commit.



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