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RE: Is anyone working on "svn obliterate"?

From: Karan, Cem \(Civ, ARL/CISD\) <CKaran_at_arl.army.mil>
Date: 2005-01-31 17:16:58 CET

I'm merging two replies I got into one, so if it looks a little odd, I
apologize.

If your conjectures below are correct about permanent removal, then I do
hope that it goes into 'svnadmin' and not 'svn'...I just spent the
weekend recovering from shooting myself in the foot with a bad commit.
I can't imagine the kind of pain I could cause myself if I had the power
to obliterate parts of my repositories....

Thanks,
Cem Karan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: William Nagel [mailto:bill@stagelogic.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 11:00 AM
> To: Karan, Cem (Civ, ARL/CISD)
> Cc: Max Bowsher; users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Is anyone working on "svn obliterate"?
>
>
> > Out of even more curiosity, what does it do??? I'm just a
> user & have
> > no idea what it is...
>
> I think the idea is that you'd be able to run "svn obliterate" and
> completely remove a file from previous revisions.
>
> Seems like an extremely dangerous activity to be able to do with a
> simple client-level command.
>
> Besides, you can already do that with svndumpfilter and a repository
> dump/load. It's a pain in the butt, but retroactively
> deleting a file
> from previous revisions should be a pain in the butt.
>
> I think such a command would also be very difficult to implement,
> because I'm pretty sure that the Subversion API doesn't allow client
> programs to modify committed revisions, so it would take an
> API change
> to do it. (A good thing IMHO)
>
> -Bill Nagel
>
> P.S. I meant it's a good thing that the API doesn't allow the
> changes,
> not that changing the API to allow it would be good. :-)
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dassi, Nasser [mailto:NDassi@141xm.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 10:37 AM
> To: Karan, Cem (Civ, ARL/CISD); Max Bowsher;
> users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: Is anyone working on "svn obliterate"?
>
>
>
> Maybe something akin to paper shredding? Leaving no traces
> of any activity behind... ?
>
>
> Nasser Dassi
> Sr. Technical Programmer
> =========================================
> E: ndassi@141xm.com
> =========================================
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karan, Cem (Civ, ARL/CISD) [mailto:CKaran@arl.army.mil]
> Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 10:33 AM
> To: Max Bowsher; users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: Is anyone working on "svn obliterate"?
>
> Out of even more curiosity, what does it do??? I'm just a
> user & have no idea what it is...
>
> Thanks,
> Cem Karan
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Max Bowsher [mailto:maxb@ukf.net]
> > Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 9:54 AM
> > To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> > Subject: Re: Is anyone working on "svn obliterate"?
> >
> >
> > Dassi, Nasser wrote:
> > > Out of curiosity, what would "svn obliterate" do which the
> > delete key
> > > could
> > > not? :o)
> > >
> > > Thx.
> > >
> >
> > /me whispers "do not feed the trolls"
> >
> >
> > Max.

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