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Re: Feature request: modifications only for "svn log"

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-02-18 17:53:20 CET

Torbjörn Bergstedt <tbergstedt@gmail.com> writes:
> I am constantly changing the directory structure in my svn repository.
> When I do that, the files moved get recorded in each revision, even if
> they are "only" moved/renamed. I guess this is fine, since it is good
> to know each revision that has affected a certain file. But on the
> other hand, it becomes difficult to see which revisions have actually
> made changes to a file, since the log shows a lot of "unnecessary"
> revisions. If I want to find the last version that actually made
> changes to the file, I'll have to browse all revisions for "modified
> XXX".
> Therefore, I'd like a new flag for svn log in the line of
> "--modifications-only", showing only those revisions that has modified
> the actual file/directory examined. Or does anybody know how to
> perform this with the current version (1.1.3)?

I'm not sure that enhancement would get implemented. It can be
accomplished with client-side filtering right now, and we generally
try not to add complexity to Subversion when we don't need to.

That's just my $0.02. Feel free to propose the idea on the dev@ list
if you think others might have a different reaction, though.


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Received on Fri Feb 18 18:11:57 2005

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