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Getting the first revision

From: Dennis Jones <support_at_grassvalleysoftware.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 21:23:07 -0700

Hi all,

I'm looking for a *quick* way to get the first revision number from a
specific repository path.

I can get the *last* revision from a path via:

svn log --quiet -l1 <repourl>

. . . and then parsing the output with sed. This is very fast. However,
the only way I have found to get the *first* revision is to capture a log of
the entire history:

r3 | djones | 2001-01-16 19:56:51 -0800 (Tue, 16 Jan 2001)
r2 | djones | 2000-11-29 17:22:29 -0800 (Wed, 29 Nov 2000)
r1 | (no author) | 2000-11-29 17:22:29 -0800 (Wed, 29 Nov 2000)

and then parse the last row for the revision number ("r1" in this case).
But even with --quiet, this takes a long time, especially as the number of
revisions increases in the repository over time. Can anyone suggest a
faster way?


- Dennis


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