archive all files containing local changes (svn)

svn st | cut -c 8- | sed 's/^/\"/;s/$/\"/' | xargs tar -czvf ../backup.tgz
Create a tgz archive of all the files containing local changes relative to a subversion repository. Add the '-q' option to only include files under version control: svn st -q | cut -c 8- | sed 's/^/\"/;s/$/\"/' | xargs tar -czvf ../backup.tgz Useful if you are not able to commit yet but want to create a quick backup of your work. Of course if you find yourself needing this it's probably a sign you should be using a branch, patches or distributed version control (git, mercurial, etc..)

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By: chrisdrew
2009-02-09 11:24:31

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just the sed for putting something in quotes is worth mod points
wwest4 · 509 weeks and 4 days ago
...the rest is good too :)
wwest4 · 509 weeks and 4 days ago
svn st | cut -c 8- | sed 's/^/\"/;s/$/\"/' | xargs tar -czvf ../backup.tgz does not work if you have a file called: '12" record' It works with parallel: svn st | cut -c 9- | parallel -Xq tar -czvf ../backup.tgz
unixmonkey8046 · 459 weeks and 1 day ago

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