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Re: How to permanently delete file?

From: Dextrous <dextrous85_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 01:48:12 +0530

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 1:39 AM, John Masinter <john_at_masinter.net> wrote:

> Summary: How do you "really" delete a file from svn, so that it can not be
> recovered from a past revision?
> Detail:
> I committed some commercial source to our repo, which we have properly
> licensed for our use. This was legit.
> Development has gone on, many commits. Now I'm told outsiders will need to
> access our repo, and the commercial source needs to be removed.
> I deleted it, but of course it can easily be retrieved by going back to any
> old revision during the period it existed.
> Is there any way to "really" delete a file from the history. Or if not,
> perhaps just wipe the data in the file to zeros? Surely there is a hack for
> this.
> I do understand other options such as starting a new repo, post delete; or
> branch post delete, and grant access only to that branch. Those options do
> not satisfy my employer. They want the file "really" deleted.
> Any ideas appreciated?

  take a look at svnadmin dump and svndumpfilter

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