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RE: Changing the svn:author in a subversion dumpfile

From: Leon Oosterwijk <leono_at_daveramsey.com>
Date: 2006-09-01 20:29:51 CEST


> -----Original Message-----
> Yes, it does. It's stored as part of a serialized hash
> table, which includes the length as part of the value.
> Personally, when I need to rename authors in a dumpfile I
> used a slightly hacked version of svndumptool.py, it didn't
> take too much effort to teach it how to swap authors.
> -garrett

I didn't know about svndumptool.py. It looks very useful. Would you
consider sharing the changes you made to swap authors?

> 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
I thought about doing it this way, but wasn't sure of a good way to get
all the revisions made by one author. I suppose I could loop over all
revisions and check the author. If it is one I need to change, then
issue the propset.



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