R – How to have Subversion keep only the latest version of a file


I have a large file in my repository that is not text-mergeable and that I do not need multiple-version control for (PPT for example). I would like to keep it on the repository for backup purposes and to share with multiple people, but I do not want the repository size to grow huge because it's keeping a duplicate copy of the file every time it changes. Is there a way to specify this behavior for a file in a Subversion repository?


Best Solution

This is not possible in Subversion. However: subversion keeps the changes to this file as binary diffs in the repository, so depending on the type of changes you make it won't consume a lot of extra space.