size of source tree

Erich Dollansky erichsfreebsdlist at
Sat Apr 12 09:09:16 UTC 2014


On Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:26:23 +0100
Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:

> On 12/04/2014 04:54, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> > The source tree dated 26.03.14 has a size of some 899GM while
> > today's source tree has some 1.8GB.
> > 
> > Why is it suddenly so huge?
> > 
> How were these source trees obtained?  A checkout from SVN will have a
> .svn directory containing pristine copies of all of the files, which
> will pretty much double the space requirement.
both have been obtained with svn. The smaller one was started last year
with the then current version of svn.

Is there an option to turn this behaviour of keeping a copy off?


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