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Re: Can I permanently delete a file or directory from the repository?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-23 02:52:41 CET

On 1/22/06, Kevin Hung <cykhung@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I want to do this only for large data file that was committed into the
> repository. I know that I can use "svn delete" but it seems to delete the
> file only for one revision. How can I delete a file or directory permanently
> from the repository in all revisions?

The whole idea of a tool like Subversion is to keep a permanent record
of everything that has happened with the repository. The only way I'm
aware of to achieve this is to svndump the repository, filter
out/manually remove the file that needs to be removed, then load the
dumpfile into a fresh repository. Others here are far more
experienced than I with this and can give you the full list of
warnings, caveats and gotchas.

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