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Re: reconnecting file history

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-03-25 00:36:19 CET

On Mar 24, 2007, at 18:22, Francois Beaune wrote:

> I made the mistake to move a versioned file the "stupid" way:
> I have copied the file to its new place (*not* using svn copy),
> added the new file to svn, deleted the original one, and commited
> the whole thing. Obviously, that was dumb, and the history of
> this file is "lost" (or, to be precise, not easily available anymore).
> I am perfectly aware of svn copy, svn move and svn rename,
> and have been using them for years. Well, I just wasn't awake
> enough I suppose.
> Is there an "easy" way to fix this now? Many checkins have
> been done since I realized the mistake, so rolling back to before
> this checkin is going to be painful.
> I thought this would be a classic problem, but apparently it isn't,
> so any help would be much appreciated.
> (I'm using TortoiseSVN 1.4.1, with Subversion 1.4.2.)

I know of no easy way to do this. The only way I can think of would
be to go back and redo all your steps, beginning with copying the
file correctly this time.

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