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History of a fixed path across all objects

From: Klaus Ganser <kganser_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:22:58 -0800


I originally asked this question on stackoverflow:


Nobody seems to have a good solution to getting the history of a
specific path across all objects that ever lived in that path. I've
been trying to stitch together the results of multiple queries using
`svn log --stop-on-copy`, but this is like throwing darts in the dark;
a particular path may not exist for certain revision spans, and I need
to hop over these when I issue an `svn log` request with a peg
revision. This would be slightly more reasonable if when I requested
a peg revision in which the path did not exist I received an error
message telling me something like this:

svn: File not found: revision 1234, path '/branches/qa'
svn: Path does not exist between 1233 and 1235

instead of what I get currently:

svn: File not found: revision 1234, path '/branches/qa'

Ideally, however, there should be a way for me to tell svn that I want
the history of the *path* and not the object at that path at a
particular revision. I'm mailing this list now for some advice.

Received on 2010-11-10 20:23:37 CET

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