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Re: Reconstruct repository from checkouts?

From: Arpad Ilia <iarpad_at_inf.u-szeged.hu>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 09:18:19 +0200

> Hello!
> I'm curious: Is it somehow possible, to "reconstruct" a Subversion
> repository, if all you have is a checked out directory? I mean, does
> such a check out hold enough information reg. who did what and
> when in the past? Does it also hold information about what (ie. diffs)
> has changed?

I think a working copy only stores the HEAD revision locally (so it can tell the changes that needs to be commited), so I don't think you can recreate a repository from a working copy.
You may be able to import it to a new repository but it would not contain the history (it would be at revision 1).
As far as I know only distributed version control systems store the whole repository history locally.

Arpad Ilia

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