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Re: Chancing the svn:author in a subversion dumpfile

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2006-09-01 18:35:49 CEST

"Leon Oosterwijk" <leono@daveramsey.com> wrote on 09/01/2006 12:29:16 PM:

> I am trying to migrate from CVS to SVN and have ran into a snag. I would

> like to change some author names upon import. I tried to edit the dump
file
> with a script but this didn't seem to work very well. I understand that
the
> file is a binary format and therefore might not be easily edit-able
using a
> text-editor. I tried to use a Perl script but the file still comes out
malformed.
>
> Here are 2 scripts. one works, the other doesn't:
>
> # this works.
> cat svndumpfile.dat | perl -e 'while (<STDIN>) {print $_}' >
svndumpfile.dat2
> # this replaces the first occurance of leono with leon. (which happens
to be
> the first svn:author property in this particular case.
> cat svndumpfile.dat | perl -e '$i = 0 ; while (<STDIN>) {if (m/^leono$/
&&
> $i == 0 ){$i++; $_ =~ s/^leono/leon/gi; }print $_}' > svndumpfile.dat2
> Does anyone have any pointers on how i can change the svn:author
property?

Does the author field in the dump file perhaps have a length value stored
somewhere?

Regardless, were you aware that you can change the author once the
repository is loaded?

svn propset -R n svn:author leon url://server/repos

You could just load the repository and then write a script that runs this
command for the revisions you want to change.

Mark

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