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RE: Finding the revision where (the parent of) a file was deleted

From: Daniel Stiefelmaier <stiefelmaier_at_teamviewer.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2015 08:06:14 +0000

> On 31/07/2015 02:08, Daniel Stiefelmaier quoth:
> > If you get a tree-conflict during merging because the modified file
> > (and possibly ist parent) no longer exists, what you would probably
> > like to do is to check the log, when, how and why the file was
> > deleted.
> >
> > However, if the containg director[y|ies] have been removed, it is a
> > little bit tricky to find that revision.
> >
> > My proposal would be to have an option like "show implicitly deleted
> > files and directories".
>
> It would be relatively straightforward to find if there was a Log option to only
> show changes to the selected directory and not subdirectories -- especially if
> the directory that still exists only contains other directories and not files.
>
> It's been asked for before but IIRC it's a limitation of the SVN library, so it
> probably needs to be a feature request over on that side.

I think it can be solved on the client side.
I would assume, that "Include merged revisions" does additional queries.
Likewise "show implicitly deleted files and directories" could query the files that existed in the previous revision, if a directory has been deleted.
Does that make sense?

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