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Re: Permanently delete files?

From: Cliff Brake <cliff.brake_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-11-12 21:55:44 CET

On 12 Nov 2004 12:56:09 -0600, kfogel@collab.net <kfogel@collab.net> wrote:
> 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.

With the fsfs, can you simply delete the file/tree from the
repository? I'm still a CVS user and that is how I handle things like
that in CVS. The most common issue is someone checks in a very large
tree in the wrong place and they want to start over without cluttering
up the repository.


Cliff Brake
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