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Re: store only the most recent revision(s) of a document in SVN

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-05-23 03:26:55 CEST

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From: "Garrett Rooney" <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net>
To: "Betty Li" <li_betty@yahoo.com>
Cc: <users@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: store only the most recent revision(s) of a document in SVN

On 5/22/06, Betty Li <li_betty@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> We have some MS Word/Excel documents that we want them to be shared by
> a few people. These few people should have read/modify access to the
> documents but they should not step on each other's toes. So we need a
> "lock-modify-unlock" tool for these documents but we really don't need to
> store all the revisions of the documents (maybe only the last revision
> or last three revisions need to be stored). Can I use Subversion to
> acheive this goal? Is there a way in Subversion to specify that only the
> last three revisions are stored and all previous revisions should be
> deleted?

  No, there is currently no way to have subversion do that, and adding
  such functionality would be complex.

This should be feasible with plain WebDAV over HTTPS, which supports
file-locking. Look into it.

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