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From Simon Willnauer <>
Subject Re: losing history
Date Tue, 16 Jun 2009 07:59:49 GMT
Uwe is right! As long as you us diffs (patches) and have any kind of
svn cp / svn mv done to you repository the will not be
reflected in the diff. I don't think that there is any way of doing
this currently except of the committer is doing it by hand (again)
when applying the patch.
This is related:


On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 8:05 AM, Uwe Schindler<> wrote:
> I think the problem here is that the file was not renamed in SVN. As patches
> in JIRA normally do not contain the rename (because they cannot applied with
> all actions like renames automatically done), I think the rename got lost.
> Renames only work correct, if the person who did the rename in his local
> repository also commits the change.
> If you want to see the old directory names, go into web SVN view and show
> the directory log of the directory where the file was in. Or just specify
> the revision number and start browsing in this old version.
> Normally SVN renames should work like this: see commit 784981
> Here you can see the history is preserved, but only because I did the
> move/rename locally and committed from my own computer. To view the full
> history do not specify "stop on copy/rename".
> -----
> Uwe Schindler
> H.-H.-Meier-Allee 63, D-28213 Bremen
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: [] On Behalf Of Yonik
>> Seeley
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 2:24 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: losing history
>> I thought SVN's rename was supposed to preserve history?
>> I just wanted to look up the history of MultiTermEnum, and when I went
>> to the file (now in DirectoryReader renamed from MultiSegmentReader)
>> but all the history is gone before the last rename.  IntelliJ and "svn
>> log" both showed only 3 versions.
>> Could I at least get it by specifying the old name from the command
>> line?  guess not...
>> $ svn log ./src/java/org/apache/lucene/index/
>> svn: 'src/java/org/apache/lucene/index/' is not
>> under version control
>> tips?
>> -Yonik
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