Re: File management
From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2010a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 01:12:47 -0600
On Jan 22, 2010, at 01:00, Naz wrote:
> 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.
Yes, you probably could. "svn st" should show you files that have been deleted but not marked as deleted (status "!"); you could then "svn rm" them. Or, if your operating system provides the facility to be notified when files are changed / deleted (for example, Mac OS X has Folder Action Scripts), then you could implement a script at that time.
Officially, the recommendation is not to try to detect changes in a working copy, but to use the svn commands directly; see the FAQ:
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