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Re: Space wasting

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2004-03-09 00:34:39 CET

Alvin Thompson wrote:

> the problem is neither disk space nor bandwidth. the problem (in a
> nutshell) is that many tools/scripts recursively scan directories
> looking for files to do stuff to ('grep/find' operations, build
> scripts, etc) and since SVN keeps pristine copies of the files in its
> .svn directory, all tools/scripts must know to ignore them or be
> confused and do bad things. for example, a command of this well-used
> format (which recursively compiles all java files in the directory):
>
> $ cd myJavaProject/src/
> $ javac `find . -name "*.java"`
>
> no longer works because it will attempt to compile the pristine
> copies. or this command (which moves all HTML files to your web server):

Um, did you actually run that command? Did you actually *look* at the
contents of the .svn directories? They contain .text-base files, so a
find like you've written above would not pick up any of the pristine copies.

Before posting demanding fancy new features that are dubious at best
(compression will improve performance? exqueeze me?) maybe you should
take some time to figure out what the tool actually does *today*.

Cheers,
Mike.

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