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Re: Shredding private/confidential information‏

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 19:07:32 -0500

On Apr 27, 2009, at 17:19, Todd C. Gleason wrote:

> I'm not arguing against a universal OS solution, but I wouldn't
> hold my breath for one either. I was merely pointing out that
> Subversion could choose to offer security enhancements in this
> area. If you did put shredding in, you might want an svn
> subcommand to shred an entire WC as well.
>
> Note that I'm also not debating the priority of such a feature
> (because I don't personally need it).
>
> However, arguing that some things are out of your control seems to
> me like saying that it's not worthwhile to do X unless everybody
> else is doing it. (Pick your favorite altruistic cause here.)
> Besides, for those non-svn areas the user may already have
> shredding utilities, and simply want something to cover the svn
> portion.

But, to your first paragraph, there would be absolutely no difference
in shredding an entire working copy vs. shredding any other directory
on your computer. Just install a secure deletion program and use it
on the working copy, or any other file or directory.

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