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Re: Fixing a suboptimal repository setup

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-08-16 02:02:32 CEST

On Aug 16, 2006, at 01:46, Garrett Fitzgerald wrote:

>>> After that, I'll want to point TortoiseSVN from myProject to
>>> myProject/trunk, correct?
>> Yes, you'll want to have everybody with a working copy do a switch to
>> the new location:
> Yup, that worked.
> The only place where it fell down was when I did a regular move
> instead of an SVN move, so I lost the history for the files (not too
> much, I've only had this up for a few days.) Can I restore this
> somehow, or am I out of luck now that I've committed?

You would have had to have done more than that to appear to lose your
history... maybe you did this?

mv foo bar/foo
svn delete foo
svn add bar/foo
svn ci -m "moving foo to bar/foo the wrong way"

The history is not lost, of course; Subversion never loses data;
that's the point. You can still say

svn log $REPO/path/to/old/location/of/foo@42

where "42" is the last revision in which foo existed at the old

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