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gets all files committed to svn by a particular user since a particular date

Terminal - gets all files committed to svn by a particular user since a particular date
svn log -v -r{2009-05-21}:HEAD | awk '/^r[0-9]+ / {user=$3} /yms_web/ {if (user=="george") {print $2}}' | sort | uniq
2009-06-05 14:07:28
User: jemptymethod
Functions: awk sort
gets all files committed to svn by a particular user since a particular date

just change the date following the -r flag, and/or the user name in the user== conditional statement, and substitute yms_web with the name of your module


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Terminal - Alternatives
svn log -v -r{2009-11-1}:HEAD | awk '/^r[0-9]+ / {user=$3} /./{if (user=="george") {print}}' | grep -E "^ M|^ G|^ A|^ D|^ C|^ U" | awk '{print $2}' | sort | uniq
2011-12-05 07:36:44
User: smilyface
Functions: awk grep sort
Tags: svn awk log

svn log -v --> takes log of all



-r {from}{to} --> gives from and to revision



awk of line 'r'with numbers

Assign user=3rd column [ie; username]



if username = George

print details



Print lines starts with M/U/G/C/A/D

[* A Added * D Deleted * U Updated * G Merged * C Conflicted]



sort all files



Print only uniq file's name alone.

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Comment by lawrence 351 weeks and 2 days ago

Here is a shell for this. I just made for my usage. May be helpful for u too. The before told command itself i used , but with details of commit also included.

Do as follows.

create a file

vi svn_get_user_committed_files_details.sh

press i

then copy & paste the following as it is. And then make the shell executable with the command chmod.

[Don't forget to change PROJECT path. :)]







[ -f $svnfile_log_all ] && rm -f $svnfile_log_all

[ -f $svnListUNames ] && rm -f $svnListUNames

[ -f $svnUserCommitted ] && rm -f $svnUserCommitted

echo -e "\nPlease wait..\n"

svn log -v $PROJECT > $svnfile_log_all

if [ -z $uName ]; then

cat $svnfile_log_all | awk -v uName=$uName '/^r[0-9]+ / {user=$3} /./ {print user} ' | grep -v "^$" |sort | uniq >> $svnListUNames


if [ `cat $svnfile_log_all | grep "$uName" | wc -l` -gt "0" ]; then

echo $uName > $svnListUNames


echo -e "\n>>>>>user: $uName not committed any files.

exit 0



echo -e "\n\nRepo Name: `cat $PROJECT/.svn/entries | grep "

while read uName


echo -e "$uName committed files\n======================" >> $svnUserCommitted

cat $svnfile_log_all | awk -v uName=$uName '/^r[0-9]+ / {user=$3} /./{if (user==uName) {print}}' | grep -E "^ M|^ G|^ A|^ D|^ C|^ U" | awk '{print $2}' | sort >> $svnUserCommitted

echo -e "\n\nIn Detail:\n==========" >> $svnUserCommitted

cat $svnfile_log_all | awk -v uName=$uName '/^r[0-9]+ / {user=$3} /./{if (user==uName) {print}}' >> $svnUserCommitted

echo -e "\n"

done < $svnListUNames

echo -e "Log is in : $svnUserCommitted\n"

cat $svnUserCommitted

Comment by smilyface 231 weeks and 4 days ago

A shell script for doing this kind of defeats the purpose of command line fu

Comment by jemptymethod 231 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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