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File management

From: Naz <lists_at_mrnaz.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 18:00:29 +1100

I would like to use Subversion as a document management repository.
I.e., instead of keeping source code in the repo, I'll keep Word docs,
Excel sheets etc. I do understand that I lose diffing and all text file
handling functionality, but that's fine, all I need is an easy solution
to versioning and incremental backing up.

The only remaining problem I have in doing this is file management. I
can add files into the local directory and then just add the line "svn
add --force ." to the my script. However, I need to be able to update
deleted files and moved files as well. I.e., if I delete a file from my
local dir (other than by using svn del) I need it to be removed from the

Using svn del every time I want to delete a file is not really
practical, as I prefer to do file management using explorer, thunar or
the cli, depending on which OS I'm in at the time. I don't want to have
to remember to only ever do deletes and moves using the svn client.

Is there any way that I could script the deletion of files that are in
the repo but have been removed from the working directory? I.e., if I
delete a file from my local copy, run the equivalent of "svn del" on
every missing file before the commit, so that the working dir and the
repo stay in sync.

Any ideas?
- Naz.

السلام عليكم
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Received on 2010-01-22 08:01:16 CET

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