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Re: Delete *for real* from a repository

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 05:59:07 -0500

On Sep 17, 2009, at 05:26, Jo Support wrote:

> I have one last noob question: it
> is possible - almost certain - that my repository is full with hidden
> (deleted) path that I would like to get rid of too. I don't remind
> where and when I deleted things in the labyrinth of directories inside
> my repo, so I would like to know if there is an option for the dump
> filter to exclude all files/dirs that on the head are deleted/hidden.
> I read the article suggested by Nick (thanks!) but I've missed (or I
> didn't understand) something about this issue.

No, there isn't such an option. You would have to manually find them
all yourself. It's almost certainly cheaper to buy a bigger disk, if
necessary, than to spend time tracking down things to obliterate in
your repository's history, especially since rearranging repository
history like that involves quite a bit of discomfort, including
requiring everyone who had a working copy checked out to throw it away
and get a new one. Disk is cheap, which is perhaps one reason why "svn
obliterate" is still unimplemented.


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