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Re: tools enabling editing of svn dumpfiles by mapping to a directory andback

From: Daniel S. Wilkerson <dsw_at_cs.berkeley.edu>
Date: 2006-12-05 21:52:32 CET

I never got a reply to my email quoted below, so perhaps my little tool
is not interesting, but I did just discover your page for Subversion
utilities: subversion.tigris.org/links.html ; I like to think my tool
might be useful to other subversion users; could I get you to make a link
to it? I could put it on its own page if you would rather not link to my

"Daniel S. Wilkerson" wrote:

> I just wrote some Subversion dumpfile utilities that I thought you
> might want to know about.
> I found that I needed to hack on the history of a Subversion
> repository, but this is impossible in its raw form. Of course
> Subversion will dump out its state to a "dump file", but the format
> quotes embedded files with embedded length fields, making the file
> hard to edit and impossible to patch. However if exploded to a
> directory, the *filesystem* is maintaining the counts for you and
> patch works fine.
> Therefore using my utilities you can 1) dump out the svn history, 2)
> convert to a directory, 3) patch or edit it, 4) convert back to a
> dumpfile, and 5) reload that dumpfile into a new svn repository. You
> might also prefer using my simple_patch script as it doesn't do as
> much as the standard patch, such as ask you questions when the file it
> is trying to patch is missing.
> All of these scripts are on my homepage: www.cs.berkeley.edu/~dsw/
> We may move them to a general tools project at some point in the
> future.
> Daniel Wilkerson

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