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Re: Revisions with wrong chronologic order

From: Kylo Ginsberg <kylo.ginsberg_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-11 19:07:42 CEST

On 4/11/07, Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b@ryandesign.com> wrote:
> On Apr 11, 2007, at 10:29, Kylo Ginsberg wrote:
> > I have a scenario where I would like to dump a small repository and
> > load it into a large one. Essentially I want to tack all the
> > revisions of the small repo on to the tail end of the large one with
> > their date being "at load time".
> >
> But you can change a revision's date and time. You may be able to
> manipulate the dumpfile in some way. However, I recommend just using
> "svn propset --revprop -r 123 svn:date foo" where "123" is the
> revision number and "foo" is a date in Subversion format (which you
> can discover by running "svn propget --revprop -r 123 svn:date"). You

Ok, this would be easy to script. The svnbook says the svn:date is in
"ISO format" but doesn't reference a particular standard. However, it
appears to be a UTC timecode with microsecond resolution. I can ape
it with date (slightly ugly since date doesn't have a microsecond
echo `date -u +%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S.%N | cut -c-26`Z
Does that format look right?

And given that microsecond resolution, might subversion get confused
if several hundred revisions had exactly the same time? I can also
write the script such that it pulls a unique time for each revision.


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