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From Benjamin Fritz <>
Subject How to see all history of a deleted file without knowing the exact last revision?
Date Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:52:25 GMT
Actually, I was looking to answer this question on stackoverflow:

The person was asking how to find the revision a folder was deleted
in, and they knew some really old revision where the folder was
definitely present (example: revision 2000 out of 10000 had the

I thought this would be a great use for peg revisions! But this throws an error:

svn log -r 1:HEAD

This stops the log history at revision 2000, which makes it useless
for finding changes (like a deletion) *after* the known revision:

svn log

In the general case I might be interested in changes to a file that
happened between when I know it was there and when it eventually got
deleted (for example, maybe somebody not very good at SVN renamed a
file without using SVN on some branch, removed the old filename, and
then merged back while we continued making changes on trunk). Is it
possible to find the changes from a known revision to the deletion
point, without knowing the exact revision where the file got deleted?

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