Get a range of SVN revisions from svn diff and tar gz them

tar cvfz changes.tar.gz --exclude-vcs `svn diff -rM:N --summarize . | grep . | awk '{print $2}' | grep -E -v '^\.$'`
Handy when you need to create a list of files to be updated when subversion is not available on the remote host. You can take this tar file, and upload and extract it where you need it. Replace M and N with the revisions specific to yours. Make sure you do this from an updated (svn up) working directory.

By: jaysee
2009-07-13 19:39:10

What Others Think

Neat idea. You don't even need an existing working copy if you just put the full repository url and path into the svn diff.
bwoodacre · 645 weeks and 4 days ago
I found this useful for calculating logical lines of code (rather than physical lines of code). Using this command, I was able to build a before and after bundle which I then fed into the like cloc-1.58.exe --extract-with="\"C:\Program Files (x86)\WinZip\WinZip 32.exe\" -e -o >FILE< ." --diff before.tar.gz after.tar.gz
royalpriest · 436 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

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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