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Re: Problems looking at the history of deleted branches

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-08-07 10:40:27 CEST

On Aug 7, 2007, at 02:49, Michael Sperber wrote:

> I sometimes need to look at the history of deleted branches---if
> possible, the *complete* history of a deleted branch.
> (Specifically, I
> need software to look at it so I can do repository conversion.) This
> always causes me pain, possibly because I don't know how to operate
> Subversion properly.
> svn log <branch URL>
> ... doesn't work, of course, as the branch is dead.
> svn log <branch URL> -r<some rev within branch>
> ... also doesn't work, as the path isn't in the HEAD.
> svn log <branch URL>@<some rev within branch> -r<some rev within
> branch>
> ... works, but doesn't give me all of what I want.
> svn log <branch URL>@<some rev within branch> -r1:<some rev within
> branch>
> ... works, even if the branch didn't exist within rev 1.
> svn log <branch URL>@<some rev within branch> -r1:HEAD
> ... fails again. I was hoping specifying a peg revision would change
> the meaning of HEAD, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Intuitively, I would have thought that last command would work. How
does it fail? What is the error message? What client and server
version of Subversion are you using, and on what client and server OS?

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