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svnadmin rm-repo-revision [was: Re: Another request for obliterate...]

From: Daniel Patterson <danpat_at_danpat.net>
Date: 2005-04-15 00:58:27 CEST

> On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 16:18 -0300, Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:
> * In my 20 years of CM experience, the "obliterate" command isn't as
> important as the "rmver" command. Very rarely is there a need to
> completely remove all references to a particular file. The only time
> that ever happens is when a user accidently creates a file they didn't
> need.

  Agreed. Most of the time, the thing the user wants to fix is the
  most recent commit they did.

  Perhaps "svnadmin rm-repo-revision N", which allows you to kill
  the most recent revision of the repository? The further back
  you have to go, the more you have to kill, which highlights the complexity
  of implementing a "true" obliterate command.

  I can see that this might cause all sorts of co-ordination problems
  though (working copies that are updated to revision N, which is killed
  and then replaced by revision N that is different?). However, when
  I have users who checkin 3GB of Oracle CD images, I kind of want the
  ability to go kill that stuff from the repository sometimes...


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