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Re: Better way to merge?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 13:45:36 -0500

On Sep 19, 2008, at 1:45 AM, Roth, Pierre wrote:

>> I have a simple project with one branch. I want to bring
>> changes from the head into the branch's 'tools' directory.
>> So far the only way I've found to do it is with this
>> unwieldly set of commands:
>> cd $BRANCH_DIR/tools
>> svn log --stop-on-copy
>> (find the revision where the branch took place from this command.)
>> now run this:
>> svn merge -r2572:HEAD
>> http://svn.myproject.com/myproject/myframework/docroot/tools
>> is this seriously the only way to do it? i could write a
>> script but it seems weird to me that such a clumsy procedure
>> is necessary. svn is usually so elegant, otherwise.
> If your svn version is <= 1.4.6, you can use svnmerge.py (or
> svnmerge.exe on Windows platforms) which is as elegant as you're
> used to
> with svn command line. (http://www.orcaware.com/svn/wiki/Svnmerge.py)

And if you're using Subversion >= 1.5.0, then Subversion has support
for merge tracking built-in. It is documented here:


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