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Saving Time on Subversion Merging: svn merge Manually

I just ran a benchmark on merging files using Eclipse which then calls subversion and running subversion manually on a 28MB repository.

The results are interesting.

svn merge destination_url@HEAD source_url@HEAD destination_folder

took exactly 7 minutes

Using a subversion merge in eclipse on the same repo and revision took 10 minutes.

Take away: use svn merge on the command-line.

Ya, I’d love to go back to using git.

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