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Re: Changing Dump Paths

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-01-09 16:14:47 CET

C. Michael Pilato wrote:

> The Subversion dumpfile format is a binary one that just happens to be
> (mostly) human readable. If you have versioned files with CRLF line
> endings, and you dump that repository, you'll wind up with a dumpfile
> that uses LF line endings for the dump meta-data, but CRLFs will
> appear in the textual content of those files that have such endings.
> This file is likely to break in any text editor, irrespective of OS.

I'm sorry if I have been spreading misleading information then. I have not had
problems editing the dumpfile (which I have done a couple of times), but then
the ones I was editing did not have mixed line endings. I do have an 8-bit
clean editor under Windows (MultiEdit), so if I have to do it there, I can make
extra sure I don't confuse things.

In this case, I echo the desire for an option to svndumpfilter to delete
arbitrary portions of the 'Node-path:' (along the lines of 'patch -p1').
Although it is possible to post hoc move the files around in the repository, it
does cause some history confusion with certain tools (e.g. viewcvs).

Mea culpa


John Peacock
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