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Re: question: Not archiving binaries, but just keeping the latest copy?

From: Fabian Cenedese <Cenedese_at_indel.ch>
Date: 2005-09-23 10:37:19 CEST

>>Can subversion be used in a mode, where it does not store different
>>versions of binaries (or files), but just keeps the latest copy
>>available on server?
>No, it can not be used like that. The very idea of using subversion
>is to never loose any data, including each and every old version of
>a specific file or directory.

Don't know if that is a possible solution for you, but you can keep
e.g. a zipped version of your binary file in svn. Upon checkout the
file needs to be unzipped. Together with an 'ignore' on the unzipped
file you can change the unzipped file as much as you want. Only
if you zip the file the zipped file would be committed again. Actually
it doesn't even have to be zipped, just renamed. But if it's zipped
it makes it harder to accidentally change it. Of course this method
depends on if it's workable to have a file unzipped after checkout.

bye Fabi

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Received on Fri Sep 23 10:38:46 2005

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