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Re: How to take an archive home

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-05-25 22:54:16 CEST

Martin Rubey wrote:
> Dear all,
> I would like to use svn to archive my work. However, since I have
> only a modem connection at home, I have to do the first checkout by
> other means.
> Ideally, I'd like to burn the freshly imported archive on a cd, take
> it home, and copy it on the harddisk there.

Don't. Putting filenames that start with ".", such as ".svn"", on a CD can
create all sorts of fun issues, as can other non-ASCII characters in
filenames. (I don't believe in naming files with non-ASCII names, but some
people do, and it can cause adventures.) Or better yet, avoid the whole
problem and use a USB memory stick instead of a CD.

Instead, do the checkout on a machine at work, then zip it up or make a
tarball, then put *THAT* on a CD. And ideally, do the checkout on the same
kind of OS as your machine at home, to avoid fun and games with any files
with end-of-line characters set differently. Also, if you're using
TortoiseSVN, make sure that the _svn or .svn option is selected the same way
on your home machine and your work machine.

Then take the zip file home and uncompress *THAT* locally, or copy it
straight from the memory stick.

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