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-r{DATE} with cvs-like relative dates?

From: Warren Young <warren_at_etr-usa.com>
Date: 2005-09-16 17:24:19 CEST

Is there a reason Subversion doesn't yet support fuzzy dates like
"yesterday", or "3 weeks ago"? This is the only thing about CVS that I
miss in Subversion. It makes backing up to a previous state in an ad
hoc way much easier.

Reasons you might want this:

- you want to see what happened since yesterday: svn diff -r{yesterday}

- you're trying to find out when a feature was inadvertently broken, so
you use a binary search between the date of the last release and today:

        svn up -r{21 days ago}
        ...check...
        svn up -r{10 days ago}
        ...check...
        svn up -r{5 days ago}
        ...check...ah, it's broken here...
        svn up -r{7 days ago}
        ...etc...

- you realize that you've been on a wild goose chase for the last hour,
so you say "svn diff -r{1 hour ago} |less" to check that there are no
changes you'd like to keep before you revert everything.

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