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Revert all modified files in an SVN repo

Terminal - Revert all modified files in an SVN repo
svn status | grep "^M" | while read entry; do file=`echo $entry | awk '{print $2}'`; echo $file; svn revert $file; done
2012-06-17 16:01:06
User: wsams
Functions: awk echo grep read
Revert all modified files in an SVN repo

This command allows you to revert every modified file one-by-one in a while loop, but also after "echo $file;" you can do any sort of processing you might want to add before the revert happens.


There are 5 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
svn st | grep -e '^M' | awk '{print $2}' | xargs svn revert
for file in `svn st | awk '{print $2}'`; do svn revert $file; done
svn revert .

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What others think

...or instead of hacking things up with pipes and stuff you could simply use git:

git checkout -f master
Comment by noqqe 205 weeks and 2 days ago

Why do people forget that awk has it's own regex filtering capabilities? Anytime you see grep, awk, sed, perl, cut (and a few others) piping into each other, then it's likely able to be improved. In this case:

svn st | awk '/^M/ {print $2}' | xargs svn revert
Comment by wam 205 weeks ago

I think both of your comments are nice, but we're not forgetting - we're just showing options here on cmdlnfu.

Comment by wsams 205 weeks ago

Older versions of awk had some annoying limitations which may explain the habit of reaching for grep, cut, sed first.

According to 'The AWK Programming Language'

the limits of AWK are:

100 fields

3000 characters per input record

1024 characters per field

15 open files

1 pipe

Comment by zlemini 204 weeks and 3 days ago

won't "svn revert -R" work?

Comment by unixmonkey37567 202 weeks ago

Oh that's pretty cool, sometimes I want to do work on all newly added files. Like add a license statement to the top and commit each, but not the entire working copy.

svn status | grep "^A" | while read entry; do file=`echo $entry | awk '{print $2}'`; echo $file; sed -i '1i MY LICENSE AUTHOR 2012' $file; svn commit $file -m "Adding $file"; done

Comment by liamecaps 201 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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