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Re: New revision keyword for easier branch management

From: David Ripton <dripton_at_ripton.net>
Date: 2005-11-30 02:42:20 CET

On 2005.11.29 17:20:01 +0100, Patrik Rak wrote:
> I have a little feature request which would help us quite a lot to manage
> our branches.
> To put it simply - it would be great if there was a new revision keyword
> called BRANCH or COPY or whatever which would mean the revision when given
> file/dir was copied, i.e., the same revision --stop-on-copy of svn log
> would stop at.
> So instead of having to use the
> svn log --verbose --stop-on-copy /path/to/my/branch
> and get the number X for use in command like
> svn merge --revision X:Y /path/to/my/branch
> I could conveniently use
> svn merge --revision COPY:HEAD /path/to/my/branch
> or
> svn diff --revision COPY:HEAD /path/to/my/branch
> directly without the need to mess with the errorprone numbers.

Good idea.

I think it should still work if the path was initially created with "svn
add" or "svn import" rather than with a copy. So I suggest something
like FIRST for the new revision keyword.

David Ripton    dripton@ripton.net
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