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Re: Disk space usage

From: Jon Sporring <sporring_at_diku.dk>
Date: 2005-09-30 12:41:23 CEST


Thank you for the swift response.


> One suggestion to Jon: if you use MS Windoze you might want to
> turn on file system compression - it might save some space on the text
> files while the binaries will probably stay the same size.

Yes, we are actually using a mix of Linux and Windows systems, which is one of
the reasons, we are using a repository system for file sharing.
Unfortunately, there is no rw compressed filesystem available for Linux, as
far as I know. If anyone could prove me wrong on that point, I would be very

One argument for shifting from cvs to subversion, was the superior handling of
symbolic links. However, we have discovered that subversion does not support
links on Windows, most likely because links are fishy on Windows. But
hard-links have been out since NTFS 5.0
(http://shell-shocked.org/article.php?id=284). Does anyone know, whether
hard-links may be facilitated on subversion for Windows using some secret
option in subversion, or if this is a feature of the near future (not
necessarily secret :-) ?

Best, Jon

Jon Sporring
Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen
Universitetsparken 1, DK-2100 Copenhagen, DENMARK
Phone: +45 3532 1469 / Fax: +45 3532 1401
E-mail: sporring@diku.dk
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