Summer of Code Proposal - Looking for a mentor
mw_triad at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Mar 11 23:47:43 GMT 2009
Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 March 2009, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>> (I have, at times, considered doing my backups to git, or at least
>> putting large chunks of my disk into a git repo. The biggest problem is
>> that - both to not use unreasonable amounts of space, and for
>> privacy/security reasons - you need something where you can purge
>> content, which most VCS's deliberately don't satisfy.)
> git can do that just fine, afaik. it's used often when merging branches to get
> rid of "work in progress" type commits so they don't pollute the target
Well, sure, plus garbage collection of the detached branches. In fact
I've done history rewriting, but it's not really "easy". To be useful as
an actual FS, there needs to be a command that will purge a file and all
historic instances of it. Then there needs to be a command that does the
same but also runs 'shred' on the appropriate parts of the disk. That's
not exactly git's strong suit.
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