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Can my entire home directory become a subversion working copy?

From: Carsten Koch <CarstenKochICEM_at_web.de>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 13:53:34 +0200

I am wondering if it would be possible to make my entire home directory
a subversion working copy.

Instead of doing backups, I would run
   svn commit ~ -m "`date`"
every night. This would allow me to access every version of every file
I ever had anywhere under my home directory.

Unfortunately, it's not as simple as I would like it to be.
Of course, I do not want to say "svn add" for every new file or
directory I create and "svn delete" for everything I remove.
I also would like all derived files (*.o, etc.) to be automatically
excluded.
I would like to be able to check out subversion working copies
that are also automatically excluded.

One way of solving all this might be to maintain a working copy
separately from my home directory and writing python code that
mirrors most things from the home directory to the working copy,
automatically creates "svn add" and "svn delete" commands, etc.

Is there an easier way to do all this?

Has somebody perhaps already implemented it?

Any thoughts and pointers are welcome!

Thanks,
Carsten.

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