To list what is in a respository: To show you a file's contents: Feel free to ignore, fix, or tell me To overwrite a single file from a specific old version: For example, I had once deleted files between revision 2 and 3 that I actually wanted to keep.
What I want is to reverse all changes made in that revision change: To fetch old versions of directories, you have to use merge. Note that this will revert all changes or rather, those you specify , to all files, since that time. Dumping and restoring repositories svnadmin dump will dump all data all revisions separately - you may want to use -deltas to dump the changes in text format, to stdout.
This can be handy when you want to move, merge, or back up repositories, or perhaps to create a new repository with only recent history. For this, reason, --parent-dir is useful, letting you load the dump into its own directory, meaning you can organize later. It does expect the mentioned directory to exist, so you'll need to go into a working copy, create and commit it.
Feel free to ignore, fix, or tell me You can generally hand in version integers, as well as named symbol references HEAD, etc. The revision number refers to a state of the repository as a whole. In each revision, you often see only a subset of the files change, so most files will have last been changed only in some previous revision. In many places where a revision specification can be filled in, you can use: The most recent commit from this working copy, and per element verify PREV: Examples for viewing them as such differences: HEAD means 'what happened since I last updated?
This applies to things like svn status and svn diff but also to svn update and svn commit. Behaviour usually changes depending on what sort of argument you give. You could of course put things directly in the repository directory, but it will only serve one project that way. Of course you can always check out such an older version anyway - it's a versioning system after all. That separation means it is possible to have a working copy consist of files from different revisions.
Note that a working copy's log and info may not be up to date until you do an update. Also, some operations, particularly delete , cannot be done from a version that isn't up to date. A file can locally changed or locally unchanged, and independently of that be current or out of date with the repository. This gives four situations, which are handled as sensible as possible: You cannot commit until you have updated.
In this last case, updating will be automatic if it can be. If two programmers worked on different sections of the same file -- that is, someone else committed a change and you want to commit a different change that doesn't conflict, you'll merge their change into your copy, after which you can commit. If there is a conflict, chances are you need to talk with the other programmers working on the project, since you probably edited the same thing. This means you can work on a lot without breaking the repository code - but when you want that and work with many people, you at some point want to think about branching, because keeping own copies around for a long time is bound to lead to edit collisions.
This may involve a general subversion group, project groups, project accounts or so. Feel free to ignore, fix, or tell me A number of commands have shorthands, including: Feel free to ignore, fix, or tell me Properties are named values that are seen as metadata for versioned files.
Subversion-specific metadata has the svn: The value can be: For example, if you add the following to a file in a comment if within code: Note that subversion effectively ignores such values when looking for changes. Feel free to ignore, fix, or tell me To have svn record whether a file should be executable or not it picks this up on add, does not keep updating it svn propset svn: Feel free to ignore, fix, or tell me You may have a lot of extra files in your working copy that you wouldn't ever want to add to the repository, such as bytecode compilations, logs, editors' temporary files, and such.
An svn status will show many of these with a? With propedit you specify the directory to edit the filter for, with propedit you specify both a filter and the directory to set it in. For examples, to ignore a subdirectory by name: To have a directory in the repository e.
Avoiding commits for files database connection details in a config file htaccess references to. The common suggestion is to store only a template in the repository. Someone who does a checkout would need to do a non-svn copy, say, config. This is cleanest, in that you can still commit changes to the template, but you won't accidentally save personal settings in the repository. Listing files changed in the repository To get a list of "all files changed since revision " would be: HEAD If you want to see the changes in a specific commit, you may want: Errors Node filename has unexpectedly changed kind most often when changing between file and symlink A symlink is kept as such, and not as its contents.
Meaning this kind change make no sense in a content versioning system. Remove the old thing, commit, add the new thing. No such file or directory For me, the tmp directory within. Creating it fixed this. Not sure why this happened. Can't open file txn-current-lock: Permission denied Usually directory permission problems on the server end.
You haven't done an svn update in a while, and one or more of the files you are committing is newer in the repository. You need to apply the differences made to the repository to your copy, before you can commit your own changes given those changes do not conflict. Checksum mismatches Repository svn: Checksum mismatch on rep Old versions of Subversion had a bug in how it used the BDB backend, which sometimes led to corruption.
This error once likely originates in that. It's unlikely to still have that version anymore which one? To fix the repository, see: