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From Ryan Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Apache Subversion 1.7.7 - svn log issues
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:51:52 GMT

On Feb 3, 2013, at 21:45, Ramachandran Raghavendran wrote:

> My very first commit consisted of 10 folders and 8 files.
> After this very commit if I run svn log -v --xml with the URL for a
> single file, the output lists data for all the rest of items under that
> commit. 
> I was expecting the data from just the file for which I'm running the
> log command. 
> My understanding of what is happening is this....  even if we run svn
> log for a single file, if the (subversion) selected revision involves
> other files and folders, the log command gives the xml data of all
> involved items. So svn log seems to run at revision-file level rather
> than at file-revision level. Assuming that my understanding is correct ,
> I'd have wished the log to give the output of just what I asked for :-))

The purpose of the "-v" argument to "svn log" is to tell you the paths of all the files affected
by the commit. If you don't want that information, don't supply the "-v" flag.

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