perl-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Philippe M. Chiasson" <>
Subject Re: svn question
Date Sat, 20 Nov 2004 16:48:46 GMT
Stas Bekman wrote:

> Garrett Rooney wrote:
>> Stas Bekman wrote:
>>> I find the fact that svn dumps its file copies into the same tree 
>>> with the source files pretty annoying, since it's no longer possible 
>>> to grep files, since you get dups, and do other things. Is there a 
>>> way to configure svn to store its stuff elsewhere?
>> Nope, but you can use something like the wcgrep script to avoid the 
>> problem.  You can grab it from the svn source tree in 
>> contrib/client-side or directly from the repos at
> Thanks Garrett, but this is not what I'm after. I don't want the 
> source to be polluted with noise. I don't want to have a special grep 
> script for each new feature someone invents :( Why can't it store the 
> files elsewhere? x?emacs keep temp files, but you can tell it not to 
> store them in the same tree as the source.

As far as I know, you can't store these elsewhere, just like CVS/ 

> Not talking about the fact that now the disk requirements are suddenly 
> at least twice bigger.

That's indeed a side effect. But it allows for a lot of common 
operations, like svn status & svn diff
to work offline without requiring chit-chat with the server. Also svn 
revert ;-)

View raw message