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Re: Is anyone working on "svn obliterate"?

From: Roel Harbers <roel_at_roelharbers.nl>
Date: 2005-01-31 16:41:33 CET

Karan, Cem (Civ, ARL/CISD) wrote:
> Out of even more curiosity, what does it do??? I'm just a user & have
> no idea what it is...

It removes a file from svn completely, not just in HEAD, but also in all
older revision.

A regular svn delete removes the file from the head of the repository,
but the file is still accessible by checking out an old revision.

svn obliterate would remove it from the history too, as if it never
existed in the repository. This could be useful when someone
accidentally commits a private key or password, or when
patent-infringing code must be completely removed for legal reasons.


Roel Harbers

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