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revert behaviour/documentation

From: Joe Drew <hoserhead_at_woot.net>
Date: 2003-10-31 23:20:44 CET

revert: Restore pristine working copy file (undo all local edits).

I take this to mean that svn revert in $ROOT would be the same as svn -r
$REVISION co path://to/$ROOT, but I've been informed that it should say,
"undo any scheduling, and any textual/property changes on versioned

(I discovered this when I removed a directory and then copied another
on-top of where it would have been; svn revert left the copy there
instead of putting the old copy back. This is because "we're simply
erring on the side of safety.")

What is the consensus? Should the documentation of svn revert simply be
changed? Should the documentation be changed, plus a new --dangerous
flag to revert be added? Should svn revert be changed to act as I
expected it to?

Joe Drew <hoserhead@woot.net> <drew@debian.org>
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