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fetch all revisions of a specific file in an SVN repository

Terminal - fetch all revisions of a specific file in an SVN repository
svn log fileName|cut -d" " -f 1|grep -e "^r[0-9]\{1,\}$"|awk {'sub(/^r/,"",$1);print "svn cat fileName@"$1" > /tmp/fileName.r"$1'}|sh
2009-05-27 02:11:58
User: fizz
Functions: awk cut grep
fetch all revisions of a specific file in an SVN repository

exported files will get a .r23 extension (where 23 is the revision number)


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
svn log fileName | sed -ne "/^r\([0-9][0-9]*\).*/{;s//\1/;s/.*/svn cat fileName@& > fileName.r&/p;}" | sh -s
2009-09-04 17:23:45
User: arcege
Functions: sed sh
Tags: svn sed shell

Manages everything through one sed script instead of pipes of greps and awks. Quoting of shell variables is generally easier within a sed script.

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Comment by wonko 307 weeks and 3 days ago

finding a specific revision where you had a specific piece of code.

I'd love to hear about any better way to search my repo without any 3rd party tools

Comment by fizz 307 weeks and 3 days ago

I don't use SVN so I don't know the specific command. If you're looking to find which revision added a line that is in the current revision you probably want to use svn annotate. That should give you the revision the line was added and you can call that one right up.

If you're looking for lines of code that don't exist in the current revision, I can't help you with that. There very well might be a command, but that isn't something I've ever had the need to do with any RCS I've ever used.

Comment by wonko 307 weeks and 3 days ago

wonko is right to mention svn annotate, or as I prefer it, svn blame. If you're using KDE, kdesvn, a Konqueror-integrated SVN client is a handy tool that I use from time to time when I really need to dig into subversion history and the command line gets a little tiring. Great command!

Comment by bwoodacre 307 weeks and 2 days ago

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