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Re: Backing out changes: the prefered method?

From: Sean Russell <ser_at_germane-software.com>
Date: 2002-01-30 20:10:38 CET

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On Wednesday 30 January 2002 10:17, Garrett Rooney wrote:
..
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > rev 175: ser | Fri 25 Jan 2002 15:34:25 | 1 line
>
> ahh, i see. each commit didn't actually submit a log entry, so the log
> entry is empty. with an empty entry, svn log prints out '1 line' for the
> length... thus the confusion.

Oh. I assumed that the "1 line" was the number of changed lines, not the
number of lines of the log message. Hm, ok.

An later, Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> wrote:
> But to answer your question: once we fix this use-case, yes, your
> algorithm is the right way to back out changes to a file. You would
> view the log for the *one* file, determine that you want to backdate
> the file to revision N, and then do something like:
>
> svn diff -r N -r HEAD <filename> | patch
> svn commit

Super, thanks. Could you not also do:

  rm <filename>
  svn up -r N <filename>

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