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Re: Using only one .svn folder in repository root

From: Thomas Harold <tgh_at_tgharold.com>
Date: 2007-11-28 22:49:17 CET

Fabien Meghazi wrote:
> Hi all,
> I wonder if it's possible to use only one .svn folder in the root
> repository at checkout time. A bit like GIT is doing.

One option might be to try out FSVS - which uses SVN for back-end
storage but doesn't create .svn folders. FSVS is designed for
versioning files like the contents of /etc or whatever else you want to
keep track of on a unix server's file system.

(The main reason that SVN uses .svn folders is because CVS used a
similar system, and SVN is a better version of CVS.)

Personally, I'm on the fence about .svn folders. In a lot of ways, it's
a good setup, but there are other days when I don't like the extra
folders. It's something that we've learned to live with and SVN is
still a lot better then our old version control system.

(If I could set a flag that tells SVN not to keep pristine local copies
of certain types of files... I'd be happier.)

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