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Re: get revision on which a node was added

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-03-31 20:46:12 CEST

It's an interesting use-case you have... why are you interested in the
original author? Most people just want to know who the *last* person
to change a file was, and in what revision. In fact, even 'svn ls -v'
shows this information.

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On 3/31/07, Ewout <evtroost@vub.ac.be> wrote:
> >On 3/31/07, Ewout <evtroost@vub.ac.be> wrote:
> >> Hello all,
> >>
> >> Does anyone know if the svn API has a way to extract the revision
> >> on which a particular node was added to the repository?
> >
> >Are you asking about a *node*, or a *file*? A file's history is a
> >long series of nodes.
> I was talking about a file/directory, in svn lingo a node is something
> different, indeed.
> >
> >If you want to know when a file was first added to the repository, you
> >need to find some version of it (some node), and follow the links
> >backwards in time to previous versions of the node, until you find
> >the node that has no ancestor. Just as you describe.
> Thank you for confirming this, though my question was if there is a more
> efficient way. Given your answer, I suppose not. The reason I would need
> this, is because I want to display the orginal author of every file/
> directory in a directory listing. Preliminary tests showed that this
> approach was too slow. I guess I will look into indexing the log.
> Thanks,
> Ewout

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