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Re: Any problems w/ very large (10-100MB) binary files?

From: Christopher Ness <chris_at_nesser.org>
Date: 2004-11-13 05:48:05 CET

On Fri, 2004-11-12 at 22:15, Matthew England wrote:
> However, I probably would not use it in the example I mention in this
> thread. In such a case, I would want to delete *some* of the video files,
> but I would still want to keep others besides the head revision.

Have you thought of creating a read only directory and making each of
your revisions read only as well. You could even put a log file in the

It's old technology, but for videos and large files that cannot be
"diff'd" the only advantage I can see of a Revision Control System (RCS)
is to keep metadata about the files.

I think you need to question your design and goals for your project.
What are you trying to achieve by putting these files in a RCS?

Chris Ness

Software Engineering IV,
McMaster University
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Received on Sat Nov 13 05:48:06 2004

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