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Re: SVN Blame doesn't work well with moved files

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 19:30:18 +0100

On 22.03.2011 01:04, Craig McQueen wrote:
> Blame is a very useful tool, though I’m having trouble using it on files
> that have been moved.
>
> I have a working copy that is updated to an old revision of a
> repository. It contains a file that has subsequently been moved. If I
> try to do a “blame” on that file in that working copy (revisions 1 to
> HEAD), I get an error message “File not found: revision xxxx, path
> ‘/etc/etc/movedfile.c’. (I don’t want to update the working copy to
> HEAD, because I’m interested more in the file’s older history, excluding
> all that’s happened to it after it was renamed.)
>
> Perhaps by saying up to HEAD, that implies that the file must still be
> at the same path in HEAD. However, what I wish for is for Blame to look
> at the file’s history pegged at the path and revision that the working
> copy revision points to, and going as far forward as possible.
>
> If the above is too hard, it would also be nice if the “Revision” box
> was pre-loaded with the revision number of that working copy.

Done in r21039.

Stefan

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