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Re: Removing old stuff

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 13:17:11 -0400

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 1:06 PM, Enrico Weigelt <weigelt_at_metux.de> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> even I know it's not what svn is designed for - is there any way
> for removing old stuff from the server ?
> The point is: I'm heavily using svn for almost evrything where
> I have to edit some files. Even things which are - in longer terms -
> temporary. So, if I've definitively finished with some project
> and sure I'll never need it anymore - I'd like to remove to
> safe resources.


> One idea would be, starting from top, looking for certain removed
> files and remove their changes step by step into history. This
> stops at the point where it was added or copied (as it never
> would have been existed).
> The svn server itself, IMHO, only has to support removing the
> top change of some file, and maybe the file itself if there's
> no more change or copy on it. Everything else might be done
> on client side.
> After this process, some revisions might just be empty.
> What do you think about this ?

I think there's probably more to it than you realize, which is part of
the reason why, as the FAQ indicates, it hasn't been implemented yet.

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