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Re: Possibility of limiting the number of revisions retained

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-02-02 13:26:44 CET

On Feb 1, 2006, at 22:29, Kevin Murphy wrote:

> I know this is unorthodox usage of a version control repository,
> but ... it would be nice in certain situations to keep only the
> last few revisions in the repository (a specific number, or a
> number of days' worth). Can a post-commit script expunge older
> revisions of a file in order to accomplish this?

No. Subversion is designed to keep all history; making it work
otherwise is therefore deliberately very difficult. It involves a
dump/filter/load cycle, for which you will have to take the
repository offline.

http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#removal

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