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Re: Auto add files in a directory?

From: Jeff Bowden <jlb_at_houseofdistraction.com>
Date: 2004-03-04 04:51:22 CET

Andrew A. Raines wrote:

>Jeff Bowden <jlb@houseofdistraction.com> writes:
>
>
>>Well, my understanding of bzip2 compression, and block-oriented
>>encoding schemes in general, is that small changes to the source
>>lead to large changes in output such that nothing would be gained
>>by storing diffs.
>>
>>
>
>It turns out that the binary diff doesn't occur at the layer we've
>been talking about.
>
>On a commit, Subversion sees all files, binary and text, as streams
>of data directly from the network. The algorithm intelligently
>notices differences in those streams regardless of the overlaying
>file type. (In a local working copy, however, the svn command uses
>a classic contextual diff where applicable.)
>
>So, throw in your kitchen sink, full of dirty dishes; Subversion
>doesn't care.
>
>

It may not care, but if you keep tossing in new versions a .tar.bz2 it
will take up a lot of space. More space in the long run than if you
tossed in uncompressed .tar files. Better yet would be uncompressed
individual files.

At least, that's my understanding. If I had the will and the energy I
would test out this theory, but at the moment I have neither.

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