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RE: Re: New revision keyword for easier branch management

From: Gale, David <David.Gale_at_Hypertherm.com>
Date: 2005-11-30 13:34:26 CET

David Ripton wrote:
> 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.

Or, to stay consistent with 'HEAD', we could use 'TAIL'... :-)


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