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Re: Deleting Empty BerkeleyDB Projects

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-09-02 15:42:28 CEST

On Sep 1, 2006, at 21:37, Rich Shepard wrote:

>> It's all just files and directories. If you want a file or
>> directory to
>> longer appear in the HEAD of the repository, simply "svn delete"
>> the URL
>> to the directory.
>
> Here's the situation:
>
> [rshepard_at_salmo ~]$ svn list file:///usr2/svn-repos/
> core_fzy_lib/
> core_fzy_libs/
> eikos/
> feia/
>
> I want to delete the first two and the last one.
>
>> svn delete file:///usr2/svn-repos/unwanted1
>
> This will delete a file in the svn-repos/ directory from which
> the working
> directory is derived. Apparently all I can do is 'rm -rf /usr2/svn-
> repos/
> and start from scratch, or dump the contents of eikos/ and start from
> scratch.

Ok, if by "delete" you mean "permanently delete so that disk space is
recovered and so that nobody can ever see these files again even if
they try really hard" then yes, you would need to svnadmin dump,
possibly svndumpfilter, and then svnadmin load into a new repository,
or as you say start over from scratch if you prefer.

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