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From gyanendra ojha <>
Subject Re: Svn branching issue
Date Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:58:28 GMT
hi eric,

        that is the issue, new branch created from old location is
        having the old path in svn log,i want it to point it to newly
        created branch path

        for example there is svn old branch //depot/a/a.txt

        now if i create branch //depot/b from old branch

        it will have a.txt in b branch..but when i go to
        //depot/b/a.txt and at GUI of right click and select
        show log shows history of changes done in a.txt but
        in path section it still shows //depot/a/a.txt instead of
        //depot/b/ if old branch gets deleted..this history
        will be irrelevant for me

        requirement is to move a/a.txt to new location b/a.txt with
        history retained and that history should have changes pointing
        to new location b/a.txt not a/a.txt

        i hope now u understand my issue

On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 10:42 PM, Eric Johnson <> wrote:

> On 11/6/16 10:26 PM, gyanendra ojha wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I was assigned a task to move a branch or folder to different location in
>> svn
>> Making sure that history of the old branch is retained and not lost
>> I was able to do it and history was showing in even new branch
>> But my problem is that when i do svn log in new branch shows
>> me path still of old branch
> The old location is part of the history of the folder. As new changes
> appear in the new location, those changes will show the new path. Older
> changes that happened in the older location will show the old path.
> Perhaps you're using something other than the command line client? Perhaps
> the UI is making this confusing?
> svn log has a "--stop-on-copy" option that will show you the history of
> the changes only in the current location.
> I want history for this new branch to change as per new branch
>> that even in case the old branch gets deleted..i might be able to view the
>> changes showing in svn log by going to the path
>> Subversion will not lose your older changes, even if you delete the old
> path. All that deleting the old path does is remove the reference to the
> contents for current and future versions of the parent folder. Older
> versions of the parent folder still contain the older version of the child
> folder.
> You might benefit from understanding the difference between the "peg" and
> "operative" versions.
> Eric.

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