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Re: Fw: svn cat broken by folder rename in repository

From: François Beausoleil <fbeausoleil_at_ftml.net>
Date: 2004-08-27 14:40:24 CEST

Simon Large wrote:
>>Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
>>>If you rename from 'Foo' to 'Bar' at revision X, revisions < X don't
>>>contain a 'Bar', which is why you can't 'svn cat' it.
>>>People are aware of this fact, but this is not easy to do right, as the
>>>same path within a repository could have been populated by
>>>different items throughout the history, at least I think that was the
> And there's more. I have now found that I _can_ check the differences
> between revisions either side of a name/path change. I am using TSVN, so I
> am not sure of the exact command mapping, but I guess it is using svn diff.
> Looks like the problem has already been solved in svn diff, but not
> propagated through to svn cat. Is this correct, and if so, when is a fix
> likely?

What version of TSVN are you using ? If this version of TSVN is using
Subversion 1.1, then it will follow renames back in time. 1.1 has the
necessary code to do so.

Hope that helps,

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Received on Fri Aug 27 14:44:38 2004

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