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Re: binary file size limit? (4.2GB retry - success)

From: Jeff Bowden <jlb_at_houseofdistraction.com>
Date: 2004-03-12 17:55:08 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>> On the other hand, given the statements about (4), maybe that
>>temp file could be moved/renamed to become the text-base file rather
>>than yet another copy. Maybe this is already done efficiently and I'm
>>just unaware of that and misreading this conversation.
>Oops, yeah, actually, I forgot about that detail. We *do* do a 'mv'
>from .svn/tmp/ to .svn/text-base.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that on MSDOS and MS Windows the
'mv' operation is only cheap when the file stays in the same directory
(i.e. it's actually a 'rename'). When the file moves to another
directory it is first copied to the new location and then the source
gets deleted.

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Received on Fri Mar 12 17:56:27 2004

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