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

By: fizz
2009-05-27 02:11:58

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Why would anyone want to do this?
wonko · 683 weeks and 2 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
fizz · 683 weeks and 2 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.
wonko · 683 weeks and 2 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!
bwoodacre · 683 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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