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Re: What is the .svn/empty-file for?

From: Steve Greenland <steveg_at_lsli.com>
Date: 2005-01-05 16:41:30 CET

On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 08:29:57AM +0100, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> Subversion needs an empty input bytestream when sending files to its
> server (and some other cases). That's what the empty file is used for.
> Hope that answers your question?

Now I'm intrigued.

What's wrong with /dev/null? Or creating a temp file as needed? Why
clutter up every .svn directory?

Color me curious,

"Outlook not so good." That magic 8-ball knows everything! I'll ask
about Exchange Server next.
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