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Re: "svn merge" scans the whole wc and deletes svn:mergeinfo properties

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 20:56:35 -0400

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 8:48 PM, Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org> wrote:
> I wanted to undo a changeset (24504) that modified only two files. So
> I did a "svn merge -c-24504 .", and to my surprise, it took more than
> 2 minutes, scanning the whole working copy. And a "svn diff" showed
> that many svn:mergeinfo properties are deleted on other files (note:
> these properties are empty). Is this normal? Have I done anything
> wrong? This is annoying because I suppose that unrelated files would
> get a log message for that! (I didn't try the commit.)

It is a normal part of the merge tracking maintenance of the mergeinfo
property in your WC. Specifically it is the mergeinfo ellision
feature. See this article:


Mark Phippard
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