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Re: Finding the revision of a deleted file.

From: Gavin \ <gavin.baumanis_at_palcare.com.au>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:28:06 +1000

Hi Stefan / Konstantin,

Thanks for the responses.
The data mining tool looks promising, and as you state, allows for some "extra" goodness too.


On 14/04/2011, at 2:20 AM, Stefan Sperling wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 11:27:22AM +1000, Gavin "Beau" Baumanis wrote:
>> I have been doing some work everyone's good friend Mr.Google.
>> Every blog / article I read all said the same thing;
>> Create a file with svn log
>> (svn log --verbose > svn.log)
>> Then grep / search the log for the file you're after.
>> It takes about 8 minutes just for the log file to be created - which makes it a slightly painful workflow - just to resurrect an old file.
>> Is there not a more convenient way to do this?
>> As always thanks in advance.
>> Gavin "Beau" Baumanis
> Hi Gavin,
> this thread had some interesting technical discussion about this topic:
> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2010-11/0509.shtml
> One way to work around this limitation is to use a data-mining tool which
> crawls the repository and fills a relational database with information.
> This DB can then be queried, often via a web interface. Two such products
> are "svnsearch" (open source) and "fisheye" (proprietary).
> They do more than just locating deleted files, though. I think both support
> full text search of file content of all revisions in the repository, too.
Received on 2011-04-14 02:28:42 CEST

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