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Re: are directories versioned?

From: Andy Peters <devel_at_latke.net>
Date: 2005-01-03 20:15:38 CET

Dale Worley wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: erh@swapsimple.com [mailto:erh@swapsimple.com]
> I mean revert changes related to the additional and removal of
> files, i.e. undo changes to the contents of the directory. There
> have been several times where I've wanted to undo moving a file,
> but still keep the changes to contents of the file.
> -------------------------
> Here you're running up against the point that Suversion has no such "undo"
> action. By judiciously selecting what revision you check out, you can *look
> at* the past, but you can't *reverse* it. All you can do is check in a new
> version which *looks* like a past version.

This is exactly an issue I ran into. I made what I thought was a change
in to a source file, committed the change, then at some point realized
that I didn't need the change after all. I tried to figure out how to
revert that one file back to the original state until I realized I
couldn't do it. I ended up modifying the source file back to the
original version (added a comment in my history header saying, "undoing
those changes") and committing again.

After thinking about it, I realized that if I'd made changes to this
file other than the ones I wanted to undo, then a simple "revert to
older revision" wouldn't work anyways.


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Received on Mon Jan 3 20:18:21 2005

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