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RE: How to get history on an overwritten svn url?

From: Brown, Michael <michael.l.brown_at_philips.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 16:27:38 +0200

Correct, space is not created, nor destroyed.
The point is that each of the branches is readily available for history review by using its branch name. Otherwise you have to keep track somewhere of what revisions were part of the "trunk" that you were interested in looking at.
I supposed that you could tag it right before you "destroyed" it, but that isn't much different than creating branches with unique names.
The bottom line is to help out the humans that are using the repository.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Les Mikesell [mailto:lesmikesell_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 7:27 AM
To: Stein Somers
Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: How to get history on an overwritten svn url?

Stein Somers wrote:
> Brown, Michael wrote:
>> To see the complete log of the tree, a simple:
>> svn log -v svn+rsh://svnsrv/Tree | less
>> That will get you every svn entry done to that tree. From there you'll notice the pattern as to what happens by your deleting and branching.
>
> You'll notice the pattern, if replacements are all that is listed. But if you
> have many "ordinary" commits in the same branch, it seems so hard to find
> those replacements.
>
>> If you had this structure:
>> Tree/branches/Job_0001
>
> ...then one day you'll clean up that branch because you'll never going to
> look at it again.

Why? It doesn't save space in the repository.

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