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Vladimir.Marek at Sun.COM
Thu Mar 27 10:23:33 CDT 2008
> > > Sage (http://www.sagemath.org/) uses hg for its source control and recently a
> > > question has come up about the possibility of doing the following:
> > >
> > > (1) export everything in the .hg repo to something (perhaps a ton of
> > > stuff) in plain text format,
> > > (2) delete .hg/ directory
> > > (3) do something that recovers the .hg/ directory from the output of (1).
> > >
> > > Is this possible? Suggestions very welcome.
> > tar ? Maybe you could explain your motivation.
> Thanks for the reply. The concern is that someone could sneak a virus or
> malignant code in the in the .hg/ directory (or anywhere else) that would
> damage/alter part of the meta-data in the repo.
Hmm, I still don't see your point. You want to backup your data for the
case that someone unauthorised modifies your repository?
> How would you use tar to do the above?
(1) cd my_repository
tar cf my_repository_hg.tar .hg
(2) rm -rf .hg
(3) tar xf my_repository_hg.tar
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