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SVN Blame doesn't work well with moved files

From: Craig McQueen <craig.mcqueen_at_beamcommunications.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:04:01 -0700

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.

Craig McQueen


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