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Re: Help explain peg revisions

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-03-16 15:04:21 CET

Scott Palmer <scott.palmer@2connected.org> writes:
> 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.

I think you do have to be explicit like that... but, have you tried
experimenting to find out? If you do, please post the results.


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