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Re: Digging out an old/deleted file

From: François Beausoleil <fbeausoleil_at_ftml.net>
Date: 2004-12-09 16:28:27 CET

On 09/12/2004 08:56, Erik Wasser wrote:
> Hi users@subversion.tigris.org,
> I deleted a file in my tree 'long' ago (read: too long to remember) and
> I want that file back. I don't know the revision number where I deleted
> the file (but I know the exact filename and position).
> What can I do? How can I get the lastest revision of that file without
> trying every number?

Well then, simply do svn log the path (not the file), backwards in time.

For example, if your file was path/in/repos/file.txt, do this:
svn log --verbose -r{approx. date of deletion}:1 path/in/repos

Now, read the verbose output, and find the deletion line.

Hope that helps,

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Received on Fri Dec 10 03:16:03 2004

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