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Re: Getting a listing of files that ever existed?

From: Aleksey Nogin <aleksey_at_nogin.org>
Date: 2005-10-08 00:34:07 CEST

On 07.10.2005 15:27, Dale Hirt wrote:

> You want to see the branches that are no longer in existence?

Yes. I want to be able to "svn rm" a branch (to indicate it is no longer
"live") and still be able at a much _later_ point in time ask "please
give me a listing of all the branches that _ever_ existed".

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aleksey Nogin [mailto:aleksey@nogin.org]
> Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 3:14 PM
> To: List Subversion
> Subject: Getting a listing of files that ever existed?
> As far as I understand, "svn ls" is only capable of giving a listing of
> the files that exist[ed] in a _specific_ revision. Is there some way to
> get a listing of _every_ file that ever existed in a certain directory
> (i.e. a listing that would simultaneously include files long deleted and
> files recently added)? Thanks!
> P.S. If somebody is wondering what the motivation for this question is -
> we are considering having a policy of removing (via "svn rm -R")
> branches that are no longer "live" in order to make it easier to see
> which branches are still live and to make it meaningful to check out the
> "whole" repository (that would give the trunk and live branches). The
> main problem with this approach it that extracting the list of _all_ the
> branches (including the dead ones) would become pretty hard.

Aleksey Nogin
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