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Re: Can my entire home directory become a subversion working copy?

From: Bogdan Cristea <cristeab_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 15:15:13 +0300

On Sunday 11 October 2009 14:53:34 you wrote:
> 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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It seems that you are trying to backup your home directory. I would advise to
use rsync instead.


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Received on 2009-10-11 14:16:33 CEST

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