Subversion cleanup

Jani Averbach jaa at JAA.IKI.FI
Fri May 18 10:52:43 EDT 2007

Hello Daniel,

Daniel Morissette wrote:
> However, before we move stuff around too much, you should all be aware 
> that even though SVN allows you to move files/dirs around apparently 
> seamlessly, once a file has been moved to a new location you cannot 
> checkout a revision from before the move with a simple "svn update -r 
> <revno>".  You have to use the explicit path to where the file used to 
> reside at the time of that revision to get the file... which implies 
> that you need to track down the file, or checkout a copy of the whole 
> repository if you don't know where it used to be.

SVN's peg-revision does this for you, please see following
SVN Book link, there is a good explanation how this works:

Best Regards,

Jani Averbach

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