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Re: Storage space questions

From: Erik Huelsmann <e.huelsmann_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2004-03-14 12:45:59 CET

Hi!

> First off, when taging, does it litterally copy over everything from
> the trunk each time you tag it?

If you haven't done so, I'd strongly suggest reading the book. There's a lot
of information on technical details you might like to know about. This
question for example is discussed in section
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/html-chunk/ch04s02.html#svn-ch-4-sect-2.1 (read the sidebar/grey box).

> Also, on the subject of commits, when I commit a change to a file,
> does it store a whole copy of that file with the changes or does it
> just, in lamen's terms, store the difference?

This isn't covered in the book (to my surprise), but yes, Subversion stores
it's data as differences to some previous version. Note that it uses this
scheme for both text and binary data, since it doesn't - internally - make a
difference between the two.

bye,

Erik.

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