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Re: log history for re-created files

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 08:59:21 -0400

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 08:58, <lfournie_at_rockwellcollins.com> wrote:
>
> Andy,
>
>
> OK SVN manages different IDs for two files with the same path but existing
> at different times. This is not exactly the point.
>
> Let's try to explain another way;
> Now when you have two files A and B, and requesting a log history for A and
> you got B's history, it seems there is a problem !
>
> When I request the log history for the OLD file, TSVN returns the NEW one
> only, it's not what the end users may expect.

And that's where you need to use peg & operative revisions.

> By the way I will look at the peg & operative revisions...thanks
>
> Laurent
>
>
>
> "Andy Levy" <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
>
> 11/09/2008 14:41
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> Veuillez répondre à
> users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> A
> users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
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> Objet
> Re: log history for re-created files
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>
>
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 08:34, <lfournie_at_rockwellcollins.com> wrote:
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>> Dave,
>>
>> Please read carefully what I wrote:
>>
>> If I update a file in a range where the old file exists (100-200) I would
>> expect a log history on this old file (and why not on the new file)
>> but I got the history on the new file ONLY...as if the old file did not
>> exists. This is not consistent with the (old) local file I have in my
>> sandbox.
>
> It's because, even though that new file has the same name, it's a NEW
> file. Subversion doesn't track items by their name, but rather by an
> internal, unique ID. When you added the "new" file with the old name,
> you created a new object altogether in the repository.
>
> To locate the history of the original file by that same name, you need
> to understand peg & operative revisions.
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.advanced.pegrevs.html
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