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Re: stick to an old file

From: Steven Woody <narkewoody_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-14 04:03:38 CET

On 3/14/07, Kylo Ginsberg <kylo.ginsberg@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/13/07, Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007a@ryandesign.com> wrote:
> > On Mar 13, 2007, at 20:46, Steven Woody wrote:
> > > if i found a recent file in the repository get some problem and i want
> > > to use one of its old revision as well as keeping other files as their
> > > latest, so what do i do in svn? the 'svn -rxxx co' command only
> > > supports directory rather than single file. you see, my requirement
> > > is some like the stick option of cvs's update command.
> >
> > I don't know CVS or it's stick option. But perhaps you are looking
> > for "svn up -r$REV $FILE"
> svn doesn't have the equivalent of non-branch sticky tags in cvs (a
> good thing IMHO). The downside of the "svn up -r" approach for your
> problem is that a subsequent "svn up" will put you back to the current
> unwanted version.
> Another possibility is to merge in the old version:
> svn merge -r HEAD:$REV $FILE
> Now you can do updates without picking up the unwanted file, *but*
> unlike a cvs sticky tag, you can commit the modified version to the
> repository. This may or may not be what you want.
> Kylo

thank you Kylo, i think you're right. i am going to read the chapter
four of svn-book grabing some merging knowledge.

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