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Re: How to permanently delete file?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:23:40 -0400

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 16:09, 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?

It's gonna hurt. http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#removal

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