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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: SVN: have we lost history of our revision system?
Date Mon, 07 Jun 2004 10:30:20 GMT
On Sat, Jun 05, 2004 at 12:04:38PM -0700, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> --On Saturday, June 5, 2004 4:55 PM +0200 Dirk-Willem van Gulik 
> <dirkx@asemantics.com> wrote:
> >On Jun 4, 2004, at 4:56 AM, Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> >
> >>It's a known bug.  You need to tell svn the old path to diff against
> >>because diff currently doesn't "follow copies".
> >>
> >>This bug will be fixed in 1.1, which will be coming out later this year
> >
> >But just to confirm - it -is- possible, even now, at all times to recover
> >history; i.e. the data is there NOW; and history can still be
> >reconstructed
> >at this time ? It just requires a bit of command line magic ?
> 
> Yes, just pass '--notice-ancestry' to svn diff.  (1.1 has that by default 
> for diff.)  -- justin

And to more explicitly answer Dirk's question: yes, all the information is
still there. Do an 'svn up -r XXX' where XXX is some prior revision. In that
revision, the code is at the old location. It's all in there...

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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