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
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.
Sample Output
my/files.txt
Reverted 'my/files.txt'

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By: wsams
2012-06-17 16:01:06

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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
noqqe · 326 weeks and 4 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
wam · 326 weeks and 2 days ago
I think both of your comments are nice, but we're not forgetting - we're just showing options here on cmdlnfu.
wsams · 326 weeks and 2 days 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
zlemini · 325 weeks and 5 days ago
won't "svn revert -R" work?
unixmonkey37567 · 323 weeks and 1 day 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
liamecaps · 323 weeks and 1 day ago

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