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Re: Mistakenly deleted svn projects using rm -rf instead of svnadmin...

From: Sean Davis <sdavis2_at_mail.nih.gov>
Date: 2006-09-07 17:24:16 CEST

On Thursday 07 September 2006 11:15, Matthew Kidd wrote:
> Yesterday I attempted to start with a fresh install of subversion and
> forgot that to properly delete svn you need to use svnadmin instead of rm
> -rf on the folder hierarchy. Now when I do a locate svn I still get the
> paths to the repositories as well as the conf, dav db, format, hooks,
> locks, and the README.txt. An ls -la of the directory where the folders
> were located does not show them being there. I'm a bit confused. Are the
> repositories deleted? I assumed that when I did a locate svn nothng would
> show up as he folders and files were deleted. Any help would be greatly
> appreciated.

The locate command runs from a database that is updated on a scheduled basis.
It probably has not been updated yet. Looking at the man page will probably
point you to how to do a manual update. But, in the short term, pay
attention to the ls output, not the locate output.

Sean

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