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Re: Re: Using svn to sync to revision mp3 music collection (binary) result is double the storage

From: Steve Audette <bumper314_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-08-28 21:51:11 CEST

Yeah, I've been using CVS for other things, but with the way svn handles
binaries, I thought I would just make the jump to it.
Oh well, thanks for the help.

Steve

----- Original Message -----
> There's no way to turn off pristine copies, at least not yet. You
> should consider cvs actually. It's advantage in this situation is that
> it doesn't use pristine copies. It can also be tunelled over ssh
> easily. It doesn't handle binary files like subversion, but in this
> case it would be good enough, since binary diffs would be worthless on
> mp3s anyway. Plus there are a million cvs clients for every platform
> so it's easy enough to sync. Just remember to add files with the
> binary option (-kb if I remember correctly).
>
> Ravi
>
> On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 14:32:26 -0500 (CDT), Steve Audette
> <bumper314@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for the reply.
>>
>> I have tried a network share, webdav, and rsync, but the beauty of svn
>> is
>> the ssh tunnel (can sync from anywhere) and how it keeps track of the
>> file
>> updates for you. One command and all your files come up to date. svn
>> also takes care of the issue of platform, since I'm trying to sync my
>> music between a mac, windows, and linux machine.
>> svn has all the benefits, but the only down side right now is the
>> pristine
>> copies.
>>
>> Any other ideas?
>>
>> Steve
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> > "Steve Audette" <bumper314@hotmail.com> writes:
>> >
>> >> As the svn book suggests, you could use svn to revision your mp3
>> files.
>> >> This should also work to sync your files between computers, which is
>> my
>> >> ultimate goal.
>> >
>> > This goal can be accomplished without the overhead of version control
>> > and pristine copies using the not-so-modern concept of a network share
>> > (nfs, smb, etc.).
>> >
>> >
>>
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