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RE: Bloated rev file.

From: Gavin Lambert <gavinl_at_compacsort.com>
Date: 2005-12-09 04:04:49 CET

Quoth Oscar Fuentes <>:
> Whenever I commit changes on certain file a bloated commit
> file is created on the db/revs directory. I say bloated
> because the committed file contains ASCII text and the diff
> wrt previous commit is just a few short lines (typically 10
> lines totalling approx 200 chars). The committed file size is
> 44 KB and the corresponding rev file is 38 KB. On a
> repository of about 800 files, this is the only file that
> shows the problem. As this file is changed often, a large
> part of the repository size is due to this problem.
> The only reason I can think about is that the original commit
> could have UNIX line endings and successive commits contains
> DOS line endings. I would expect a somewhat large rev file
> when the file changed from UNIX to DOS line endings, but once
> the conversion was committed, I expect a rev file size
> proportional to the changes relative to previous commit.

Could also be getting committed as binary. Check the file's info to see
whether it's listed as a text file or a binary file.

If it's marked as a binary file and you don't think it should be, then
check whether the file is plain ASCII or whether it's been saved as
UTF8. I don't think Subversion handles UTF8 or Unicode files properly
yet. Though I could be wrong.

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Received on Fri Dec 9 04:05:55 2005

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