For the first time I needed to perform a diff on an SVG file created with Inkscape, because I had a conflict in SVN.
While checking the differences, I noticed that the SVG file contains a lot of personal information. The personal information is about paths used for exporting. The SVG source looks like this:
<text ... inkscape:export-filename="<personal information here>" ... />
In my case it has a lot of folder names going back to projects I worked for in 2009.
How can I remove this personal information from Inkscape SVG files?
Of course I could do it in a text editor manually, but that has some disadvantages:
- it's error-prone. You need to be quite sure what you're doing. There should be a safer way to do it.
- it's time-consuming. There should be a quicker way to do it.
- it might be incomplete. Maybe there is other personal data I have not discovered yet.