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From Nico Kadel-Garcia <>
Subject Re: Advice for better SVN
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:45:03 GMT
On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 6:19 AM, 蝌蚪 <> wrote:
> I'm a programmer who very love SVN.
> When I commit works through Internet, send files one by one always very
> slow.
> Why don't archive all files as a single Zip file, and send the only file to
> SVN server? (as like Git)
> Hope to help.
> Thanks.

Because Subversion doesn't normally send files, which could get very
bulky and very expensive to compare and verify on the other end. It
sends the *changes* in the files. This is much smaller, and safer if
there are "svn:keywords" enabled which may differ if checked out on a
server and checked out on a client.

Subversion, and most source control systems, does not keep complete
distinct copies of the files. They store the *changes* between file
revisions. including the original commit, and assemble the end file
from all the changes. It's one of the reasons anything that changes
history can be so dangerous.

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