[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

RE: Few questions on Subversion

From: Gale, David <David.Gale_at_Hypertherm.com>
Date: 2006-05-31 15:22:11 CEST

Lee Sherry wrote:
> Hello users,
> I have a few questions regarding subversion. I have a repository set
> up on a linux machine, and use it as a central repository for company
> files, Word / Excel / PDF and more.
> Me and my colleagues use TortoiseSVN to keep updated with each others
> changes etc.
> 1. As the repo gets larger is there a way to skip having to download
> all the files into your working copy? i.e copy initial files from a cd
> backup, to save new users from having to do a large download?

Well, you can always just checkout the directories you're interested in;
failing that, copying a working copy from a CD and updating it should
work, as long as the CD isn't too far out of date (at some point, the
delta may be big enough that you'd be served just as well by a full

> 2. What is the best way to deal with files such as THUMBS.DB that XP
> seems to create and modify, thus making your working copy almost
> constantly out of date?

Tell subversion to ignore them. Problem solved.

> 3. As the repo gets larger, is there a way to flatten the versions,
> i.e remove all but the head version, to trim on space?

Well, you could always export your latest version, set up a new
repository, import the previous export, and then archive the old
repository; that would invalidate any existing working copies, however,
and is probably more work than it's worth. Other than that, though, I
don't think there're very many options (others may have more ideas).


To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscribe@subversion.tigris.org
For additional commands, e-mail: users-help@subversion.tigris.org
Received on Wed May 31 15:23:38 2006

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Users mailing list.

This site is subject to the Apache Privacy Policy and the Apache Public Forum Archive Policy.