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From "Philippe M. Chiasson" <go...@ectoplasm.org>
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
>>
>> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/contrib/client-side/wcgrep
>
> 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/ 
directories

> 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 ;-)


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