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Re: How to bring different version of files in subversion

From: Eric Wilhelm <ewilhelm_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-07-07 18:53:27 CEST

# The following was supposedly scribed by
# Metrri Jain
# on Wednesday 07 July 2004 11:39 am:

>> In your local working directory...
>> Add File A to the repository.
>> Overwrite File A with File B,  Commit.
>> Overwrite File B with File C,  Commit.
>> Overwrite File C with File D,  Commit.
>> Marc
> Thanks for the reply ,but how do I Overwrite a file
>with another file?

You just smash it. Either copy the next version on top of it, or move it.
Subversion will see the change exactly as it would if you were to open the
file, change it and save it.

Again, if you have a lot of these, you should look at this script:

It assumes that you have files named like so:

Where "filename" is what we want to end up with as the HEAD revision, and 000,
001, etc will be added and committed in numerical order before the current
file ("filename".) These equate to Marc's A,B,C,D... as follows:

E: /path/to/file/filename
A: /path/to/file/.filename.000
B: /path/to/file/.filename.001
C: /path/to/file/.filename.002
D: /path/to/file/.filename.003

It also assumes that the first line of the backup files contains the version
info (which must match /^original file last modified on /). If this is true,
the line is removed and used as the commit message, but if not, it just
generates a less-helpful commit message.


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