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Re: Reverse blame?

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2014 10:38:13 -0800

On 1/7/14, 10:27 AM, Benjamin Fritz wrote:
> I wanted to find the revision where a certain line got removed from a
> file. Taking a hint from "svn diff" and "svn merge", I tried doing an
> "svn blame" with the revision range backwards. I just get an error:
>
> svn: E195002: Start revision must precede end revision
>
> I see this was discussed before:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=1065&viewType=browseAll&dsMessageId=105258
>
> however, I don't see any official comment on it. I did try the python
> script mentioned which solved my immediate problem, but I guess I'd
> rather it be built-in. Can this use-case be added to blame or should I
> just count on always using an external tool? Or maybe there is a
> different built-in tool I could use for my purpose?

It's implemented on trunk, so if you want to try out a trunk build that could
help you out. Sometime soon we're going to get a 1.9.0-alpha1 out, which might
mean some binary packages appear that include the support. At this point no
changes have been made to the working copy format so you should be able to use
the trunk/1.9 client with existing 1.8 working copies (that may change before
1.9 releases though).

If you're interested in this I'd suggest you take a look. This is a great
point to get feedback on new features and for us to make changes as a result.
Received on 2014-01-07 19:38:24 CET

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