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Re: SVN Revision of a whole working dir as a keyword ?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-09-19 07:18:50 CEST

On Sep 18, 2007, at 18:01, fj wrote:

> Leonel Gayard wrote:
>> I have a README file at the root of my project. In this README
>> file, I
>> have written: "This is project Blah, revision $Rev$".
>> SVN correctly substitutes the $Rev$ keyword with the revision number
>> of file README. The problem is, sometimes other files in the project
>> are commited, which increases the overall revision, but not the
>> revision of file README. So, when my users see that file, they see a
>> different revision number than the revision number of their working
>> copies.
>> How can I have my file show the revision number of the working copy ?
>> Yes, I've already RTFM.
> I believe your only option is to segregate what to you is a
> distinct "project" into its own repository, because the revision
> numbers in svn are repository-wide. Or, I suppose, you change your
> process and how you make use of the revision numbers you get.

fj, that's not the issue at all. The problem is that Leonel wants the
README to contain the latest revision of any file of the project, but
the $Rev$ keyword only expands to the latest revision of the README

Leonel, you'll probably need to do it as in this FAQ item:


You'll have a file like README.in from which, in conjunction with the
svnversion command, you can generate the final README that you

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