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Re: Confusion about "special" revisions and svn log

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2006-02-11 20:45:15 CET

On Feb 8, 2006, at 10:32 PM, Lawrence Bruhmuller wrote:

> So is this is a known issue? Should I report it through some other
> means or will one of the developers pick this up?
> Also (to anyone) would appreciate any insight to the other part of
> my post, thanks in advance ...
> - Lawrence

It's not a bug.

Directories have their own revision numbers, and just because you add
a subdirectory, the containing directory does not have an implicit
'svn update' run on it, so it's still at revision 3. Remember,
Subversion will not pull any updates down from the server to your
client unless you request it, and this can include any changes on

So in this example, the COMMITTED revision is 3 for the containing

It goes to the same reason why you need to run 'svn update' in a
directory after doing 'svn commit' to get the 'svn log' to show the

I'm on a plane while writing this, but there's a section in the
Subversion book that describes how directories are versioned. I
would check that out.


Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
CTO, OrcaWare Technologies
Subversion training, consulting and support
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