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Re: Is anyone working on "svn obliterate"?

From: David Ripton <dripton_at_ripton.net>
Date: 2005-02-01 03:46:31 CET

On 2005.01.31 14:49:45 +0000, Dassi, Nasser wrote:
> Although when I said "out of curiosity" I really meant it. As I would not associate "obliterate" with a legitimate purpose, I felt compeled to ask for specifics to its purpose.

Examples I've seen, that justify obliteration rather than just deleting
from HEAD:

1. Config file with embedded password that can't quickly be changed
2. Private key file that can't quickly be changed
3. Copyright-violating artwork
4. Trade-secret document in a public repository

The ability to obliterate information is sometimes very important.
However, SVN already supports it, via manual dump - edit - load. So
"svnadmin obliterate" is a convenience rather than a necessity.

David Ripton    dripton@ripton.net
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