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From Ryan Schmidt <>
Subject Re: How to see all history of a deleted file without knowing the exact last revision?
Date Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:17:54 GMT

On Jul 16, 2014, at 8:52 AM, Benjamin Fritz wrote:

> 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
> folder).
> 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?

Last I checked, you have to know the revision when it got deleted. You can find out by running
"svn log -vq" on the parent directory.

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