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From Andreas Stieger <>
Subject Re: Ran svn revert but files are still modified
Date Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:42:44 GMT

> On 18 Jul 2014, at 13:51, OBones <> wrote:
> I have a working copy here where a file is in status "modified" which won't go away.
> This file is a binary database dump (.bak) and I don't understand why this happens on
that file while there are other files with that extension in the same folder that do not behave
the same.
> I tried running "svn revert" and "svn cleanup" but this did not make the file go back
to unmodified.

Did you run revert recursively with "-R", or did you run it on the item specifically? Without
that, do not expect the file to be reverted.

> When using WinMerge to see the diffs, it tells me the file is identical to its base.

Note that your third-party diff tool may be configured to ignore certain changes like line
ending formats etc

Check your diff tool invocation settings, and check the authoritative "svn diff" on the specific


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