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Help explain peg revisions

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2006-03-16 16:35:06 CET

On 16-Mar-06, at 10:05 AM, David Heppenstall wrote:
> Do you want to checkout the 5th revision? If so:
> svn checkout <URL>@5 ... [PATH]

This has come up before and I keep seeing posts that seem to
contradict each other.

Shouldn't that be:

svn checkout -r5 <url>

I thought peg revisions were for finding a path that might have a
different name in HEAD, not to specifiy which revision to actually
get. In other words, if I want to check out the HEAD revision of
something that had the name "foo" in rev 5 but was later renamed (to
some name that I don't know, otherwise I would use it) would I not do:

svn checkout url-to-foo@5


Yet in some posts, such as the one quoted above it seems to imply
that the peg revision will be used as if it was also passed with "-r"

Do I have to be explicit about specifying the HEAD revision like:

svn checkout -rHEAD url-to-foo@5

.. if so then I missed the part in the docs that mentions this
exception to the rule checking out a url defaults to HEAD.

Received on Thu Mar 16 16:37:45 2006

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