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Delete *for real* from a repository

From: Jo Support <jo.support_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 11:18:44 +0200

Hi everybody,

I'm using SVN 1.4.4 on CentOS and I need - for administration purpouse
- to delete *for real* a whole directory from the repository. As
everybody knows, deleting using the "delete" command just adds a new
revision, without freeing space on the disc. I googled my issue,
reading that it's impossible to delete for real something on a
repository, and a filtered dump with a following reimport is needed.

I didn't understand if a dump plus import preserve revision history
for the other files in the repository - I just made one import in my
life, when we migrated from cvs to svn, and - obviously - it started
from revision 1, because of the different type of source repository.

But, I would like to know if updating my SVN (b.e. from 1.4.4 to
1.6.5) there will be a new feature that could let me delete for real
something without dumping and importing.

Thanks in advance



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