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Re: Logs of property changes

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-02-08 23:58:50 CET

On Feb 8, 2006, at 23:46, Yaakov Chaikin wrote:

>>> I was looking at the logs of the top level in my BRANCH. I noticed
>>> something like this:
>>>
>>> r34
>>> r30
>>> initial branch creation
>>> ...
>>> ...
>>>
>>> After doing svn log -r31, the log comes up empty.
>>>
>>> If I am at a branch and between revisions 30 and 34, someone updates
>>> the trunk 4 times, should I be seeing this behavior?
>>
>> Oh. In that case, yes. That's expected. The revision number is global
>> and applies to the repository as a whole.
>
> Ok, but what is weird to me is why wouldn't it show the log for the
> specific revision number when I ask for it explicitly. Is that normal
> and if so how does that make sense (what's the logic behind it)?

"svn log" always operates on a path and a revision. If you supply no
path, it uses the path of the working copy. If you supply no
revision, it uses the revision of the working copy, or HEAD if you
supplied a URL to a repository. You will only get log entries that
apply to the path you gave. So if you're in a working copy of a
branch, you'll only get log entries that apply to that branch, not
the trunk or any other branch or tag. This is only natural: if I'm in
a working copy of project foo and I ask for a log of all changes to a
file, I surely don't want to be bothered with the log entries of any
other project or path or file.

If you want to see the log of revision 31, regardless of whether that
change occurred beneath the path of the current working copy or not,
then provide the URL to the repository:

svn log -r31 url://to/repository

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