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svn log --limit 1 -r 1:HEAD url returns two log entries

From: Tim Toolan <toolan_at_ele.uri.edu>
Date: 2006-03-31 15:12:52 CEST

When using the log function, with the --limit option and the --revision option,
where the revisions are ascending, it returns one more entry than requested.
For instance the command:

 svn log -r 1:HEAD --limit 1 file:///path_to_repository

will return two log entries, where it should only return one. Descending
revisions, such as:

 svn log -r HEAD:1 --limit 1 file:///path_to_repository

work properly.

Has anyone else seen this behavior? I am using version 1.2.3 of subversion.

The reason for using log -r 1:HEAD --limit 1, is that when viewing a directory
listing in a Subversion viewer like Chora, it shows the last log entry for each
file. For sub-directories, the first log entry is usually more informative
than the last, since it will probably be a description of why the directory was


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