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Re: command to verify move history

From: Paul Koning <Paul_Koning_at_dell.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 09:34:50 -0400

>>>>> "Garret" == Garret Wilson <garret_at_globalmentor.com> writes:

 Garret> A client of mine finally switched from CVS to Subversion
 Garret> 1.5. I had been extolling the virtues of Subversion,
 Garret> including history.

 Garret> Starting with freshly converted repository, a team member
 Garret> moved /repo/trunk/old to /repo/trunk/new .

 Garret> I pull up the Subclipse 1.4 (supporting Subversion 1.5)
 Garret> inside Eclipse 3.4 and look at the log of /repo/trunk/new . I
 Garret> only see the addition of /repo/trunk/new . I don't see any
 Garret> previous history of /repo/trunk/old .

 Garret> What single, simple command can I make to verify
 Garret> unambiguously whether /repo/trunk/new has history connecting
 Garret> it to /repo/trunk/old ?

"svn log -v" will show "(from <pathname>:<revnum)" on the new pathname
if a copy or move was done.

To distinguish a copy from a move, see if the same rev also contains a
delete operation on the old path (the one mentioned in "from"). If
yes then it was a move.


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Received on 2008-07-01 15:49:16 CEST

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