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

From: Steve Williams <stevewilliams_at_kromestudios.com>
Date: 2006-01-23 02:59:27 CET

Andy Levy wrote:

>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.
There is an 'svn obliterate' command under development, or at least it
has been discussed.

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