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Re: Subversion vs CVS for document files

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-14 22:35:46 CET

On Tue, 2006-11-14 at 16:08 -0500, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> svn update -rCOMMITTED file
> but that's a weird thing to do. Why would you want to update a file
> just to figure out its revision number???)

I agree that is a weird thing to have to do to find out the information
you are likely to want as opposed to some unrelated thing. You'll want
to update to get the current version regardless, but you also want to
know how to describe it outside of the context of the repository.

> What's the right place
> > to look for the right info, and how would you describe it so everyone
> > is sure if they have the same thing when no one involved has svn
> > access at the time?
> You don't need remote access to run svn info. If you don't even have
> local svn access to a working copy, then I guess you're out of luck,
> unless you had the foresight to use svn:keywords in the file.

Well, that's the point. svn:keywords might work in the unlikely
event that this is a plain text document and someone thought to
add them. Otherwise you need a short description of the last
change so two people with copies outside of the repository know
if they have the same thing.

  Les Mikesell
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