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Re: Removing files from repository

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-10-04 22:47:46 CEST

Sancho Neves-Graca <sancho@neves-graca.org> writes:

> In the meantime, is there any workaround to accomplish the permanent
> deletion?

You can dump the repository using 'svnadmin dump', and hand-edit the
dumpfile to remove all references to the file you wish to delete.
Then reload the dumpfile into a new repository (using 'svnadmin

Some warnings: if you have binary files, make sure your text editor
won't munge that binary data when you edit the dumpfile (my Emacs is
pretty bad about doing this, sadly). Also, make sure you understand
the dumpfile format before hopping around willy nilly with your 'yank'

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