Posts for the month of April 2008
Compressing Subversion checkouts
I'll let the file intro explain itself:
# "Disk space is cheap!" - SVN Authors # "Except when backing it up!" - RevRagnarok # This script will drastically reduce the size of an svn checkout so you can back up the folder. # It will include a script to re-expand the directory with NO interaction with the server. # It will also (optionally) write a script /tmp/svn_uncompress.sh that will restore all compressed # folders.
Something to check out in the future: http://scord.sourceforge.net/
Update 3 Apr 08: Updated the script to touch a file saying it ran so it won't run again. Also have it dump a tiny "readme" file to let somebody else know what is going on.
Update 4 Apr 08: Fixed bug with deep paths.
Update 22 Aug 08: Huge changes, now using "proper" native calls.