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Re: Trimming old diffs to save space

From: Aaron S. Hawley
Subject: Re: Trimming old diffs to save space
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 19:19:07 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Paul Eggert wrote:

> Ed Avis <ed@membled.com> writes:
> > I am writing a tool to strip out old revisions from an RCS file while
> > leaving the log messages.  This is purely to save disk space.
> I like Larry Jones's suggestions, but I can't resist asking:
> To save disk space?  Which costs less than $1/GB?
> What sort of RCS files are these, anyway?  Are you checking in
> versions of video streams, or something like that?

compare that with the hourly wage of an underpaid hacker and you hope
parsing the RCS file format is an easy task...

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