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Re: Searching entire repository for a file (fastsvncrawler)

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 11:54:52 +0200

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 03:36:36PM -0700, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> I need to locate a file in a client's large repository. I found
> fastsvncrawler which uses svn_ra_do_status2 to rapidly dump the entire
> repository as a directory listing. Has anyone built a Windows binary? Or
> perhaps it's made it into the distribution? (I access the repo over a Cisco
> VPN from Windows, or I'd just build it on Linux. I fear I'll have to learn
> how to build Subversion on Windows, which looks daunting.)
>
> <https://github.com/mithro/fastsvncrawler>
>
> How it works:
>
> <http://vcs.atspace.co.uk/2012/07/15/subversion-remote-api-listing-repository-with-status-request/>
>

Are you aware of the built-in svn list --search feature, which has
been available since SVN 1.10.0?

For example:

$ svn list --depth=infinity --search svn.c ^/subversion/trunk
subversion/svn/svn.c
$

Also as of SVN 1.10 the server supports a special-purpose 'list' request
to speed this up.

In any case, the fastest way to search will likely be with a file:// URL,
assuming you can get direct access to the repository for this purpose.

Regards,
Stefan
Received on 2020-07-23 11:55:14 CEST

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