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Re: Using Subversion for storing documents

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-05-10 20:29:22 CEST

Mubashir Cheema <cheema@cheema.com> writes:
> I was wondering if anyone is using Subversion for storing binary documents
> in addition to source code. I am interested in storing Word, Excel and
> OpenOffice documents. Since Subversion stores binary files very
> efficiently I thought it may be an OK solution to the problem. Please let
> me know if better opensource tools exist for this purpose.

You can store binary files, just note that Subversion's automatic
merging (diff3) capabilities won't work on them.

> When the document list gets large I would like to be able to search for
> documents. I looked around and did not see any support for searching for
> files in any of the available Subversion tools. I was thinking of building
> a very basic search tool on top of 'svn list --recursive'. But if a better
> tool already exists then I would like to use that instead.

I don't know of such a tool; if you write one, please post it here!


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