archive all files containing local changes (svn)

svn st -q | cut -c 2- | tr -d ' ' | xargs tar -czvf ../backup.tgz
This works more reliable for me ("cut -c 8-" had one more space, so it did not work)

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By: titus
2011-08-31 10:30:29

2 Alternatives + Submit Alt

  • 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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    svn st | cut -c 8- | sed 's/^/\"/;s/$/\"/' | xargs tar -czvf ../backup.tgz
    chrisdrew · 2009-02-09 11:24:31 3
  • xargs deals badly with special characters (such as space, ' and "). In this case if you have a file called '12" record'. Parallel https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/parallel/ does not have this problem. Both solutions work bad if the number of files is more than the allowed line length of the shell.


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    svn st | cut -c 9- | parallel -X tar -czvf ../backup.tgz
    unixmonkey8046 · 2010-01-28 11:43:16 0

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