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Re: Another request for obliterate...

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2005-04-16 04:12:57 CEST

Tim Hill wrote:
> Most importantly, as David notes, obliterating a file can have
> ripple-through effect on other parts of a repo.

Can Subversion store such a thing as a 'null' diff?

E.g. if you obliterate a file, allow it to be remain in all versions
that it was in before, but rewrite the diffs so that the file is 0
bytes long in all the revisions that have deltas for that file (maybe
toggle between 0 and 1 bytes to force a change), then do a normal 'svn
rm' in the latest revision in which the file was 'obliterated'.

The problem being of course the re-writing of the revisions. There is
still a need to tweak all of the revisions where the file was changed.
But the simplification being that all of the revision numbers for the
repository are unchanged and the actual file contents are gone.

Is such a compromise feasible?


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