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Re: Trimming old diffs to save space

From: sharon Stanfill
Subject: Re: Trimming old diffs to save space
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 08:32:23 -0500

Well, sometimes disk space is limited - and it can take a long time to
get more if you have a ton of paperwork to do. I'm also thinking of some
systems I've seen which have lots and lots of files with lots and lots and
lots! of changes - when a library gets to be 15 years old and folks have
been fooling with it continually, it just feels good to be able to prune it down.
At 07:19 PM 8/13/2003 -0400, Aaron S. Hawley wrote:
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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Sharon Stanfill
Group 32(Advanced Concepts and Technology)
Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington , MA

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