obliterate functionality?

Martin Marques martin at marquesminen.com.ar
Wed Mar 19 06:47:27 CDT 2008

Paul Moore wrote:
> On 19/03/2008, Martin Geisler <mg at daimi.au.dk> wrote:
>> "Paul Moore" <p.f.moore at gmail.com> writes:
>>  > This thread has resulted in an awful lot of absolute statements.
>>  > Things are not really so black and white.
>>  >
>>  > Of course it's possible to get people to delete copies of a
>>  > repository. You just ask them.
>> Of course! That is easy to do with Mercurial too: you simply strip
>>  away the offending changesets on all your clones and ask people to do
>>  the same.
> Thanks. I apologise if I sounded grumpy, it was getting late last
> night and I was struggling to see the technical content through the
> philosophy. My problem, not anyone else's.
> Could I ask, at a technical level, if I have a file XXX in my
> repository, maybe added a few changes ago (possibly lots, on the case
> of the FreeBSD guys, but they can probably speak for themselves), how
> would I remove that file from my repository?

Martin Geiser gave an excellent step by step on how to do that in a mail 

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