Posted Apr 6, 2010 22:43 UTC (Tue) by vonbrand
In reply to: Glossary
Parent article: A proposed Subversion vision and roadmap
By accident, I just found a way to do exactly this with git... look at removing sensitive data. BTW, this is quite a bit more flexible, as it allows to do arbitrary changes to the file in the history, not just erasing it.
Yes, it is somewhat messy, and requires git-fu (not too much, fortunately); but then again, this is not your everyday, run-of-the-mill operation either. Sure, before-change downstream repos will suffer when updating. Old contents at clients will stay put, but a centralized VCS like SVN isn't that different in this respect.
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