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Re: Permanently delete files?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-12 19:56:09 CET

martin f krafft <madduck@madduck.net> writes:
> also sprach v4r4n <console.cowboy@gmail.com> [2004.11.12.1844 +0100]:
> > The developers are planning on possibly adding an 'obliterate'
> > function to SVN, but it might be a while, unless someone else
> > decides to donate their time to the project.
> Why care? What good is an obliterate function? Are you looking to
> hide data from Scotland Yard?

No, it's a useful feature.

For example, I once checked in someone's private (land) address and
phone number to a semi-public repository. I ran 'svn rm' right
afterwards, and adjusted the original log message to look innocent,
but the data was still there in history. The only way to get rid of
it was to do a dump+load cycle on the repository, which is a pain.

There are many other similar scenarios, I'm sure you can think of some


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