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Re: Way to minimize number of svn files on a hardrive?

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-05-08 06:29:12 CEST

On May 7, 2007, at 9:15 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On May 7, 2007, at 23:02, Blair Zajac wrote:
>>> You may be interested in SVK, which is based on Subversion and I
>>> believe works with normal Subversion repositories. It stores its
>>> local working copy data in a different format. Whether this takes
>>> less or more disk space or uses fewer or more files than a
>>> Subversion working copy I don't know. You could try it out.
>> There is no .svn directory in an svk working copy, so you only
>> have the files and directories that are checked out, so it is much
>> smaller.
> Right, but don't you have to have a local mirror repository? How
> much space does that take up?

Well, it'll be as large as the master Subversion repository, or the
subtree portion that you mirror. You can mirror subtrees of a

If you have multiple working copies from the same mirror, then it'll
be less, presumably.

I thought the issue was the number of files in the working copy, so
this will help here.


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