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Re: Delete *for real* from a repository

From: Kurt Pruenner <leak_at_gmx.at>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 15:20:29 +0200

Bolstridge, Andrew wrote:
> 2. You accidentally checked in a 1Gb file and now you want to
> remove it to save disk space in your backups. This is relatively common
> in SVN as there are no filetype checks by default (you can set your
> client global-ignores, but if a new team member arrives and doesn’t read
> the corporate documentation because he thinks he knows what he’s doing,
> then you can easily get into this problem). In this case, you want to
> delete the file almost as soon as it enters the repository, and you’re
> not concerned about history or any other side effects.

Now, I haven't tried it, but shouldn't this be doable by

- taking the repository offline before someone else checks something in
- deleting the last revision(s) under revs and revprops
  (assuming you're using a FSFS repo)
- updating current accordingly
- starting the repository again


Kurt Bernhard Pruenner --- Haendelstrasse 17 --- 4020 Linz --- Austria
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