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Re: Tags and branches

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-08-28 21:31:39 CEST

Ron Gilbert wrote:
> I am really starting to miss being able to tag a revision number across
> my repository with a text identifier (for a beta release, for
> example). I know you can create a branch and all coping is lazy so it
> doesn't take up space, but this is not true for backups (svnadmin
> dump). All the branches seem to be stored multiple times in the
> backup file (my backup file doubles when I do a branch).

If you create a tag by running

    svn cp URL-of-trunk URL-of-descriptive-tag-name

... and say, this commit creates r150,

...then running 'svnadmin dump' won't suddenly create a dumpfile that's
twice as large. Revision 150 will appear in the dumpfile as nothing but
a single record which says "make a cheap copy of the trunk directory".

So what exactly are you doing?

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Received on Sun Aug 28 21:34:14 2005

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