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From Johan Corveleyn <>
Subject Re: How to see when an item was added using svnlook?
Date Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:42:52 GMT
On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 1:29 PM, Bo Berglund <> wrote:
> On Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:59:15 +0000, Daniel Shahaf
> <> wrote:
>>Branko ?ibej wrote on Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:42 +0100:
>>> On 01.01.2018 21:28, Bo Berglund wrote:
>>> > Is there a command to show the revision when an item (directory or
>>> > file) was actually created in svn?
>>> Currently the only hack to do this is by using 'svn log --stop-on-copy'
>>> in a working copy.
>>Wouldn't 'svn log --stop-on-copy URL' work?
>>There's also this (not immediately obvious) command for showing the
>>revision that created TARGET at that location, via a copy or otherwise:
>>    svn log -r 0:HEAD -q -v --stop-on-copy --limit=1 -- TARGET
> I believe this only works in a working copy, not on the server in a
> hook...

As Daniel suggested, this also works with a URL as target. You don't
need a working copy. It's fine to run 'svn' with a URL from within a

    svn log -r 0:HEAD -q -v --stop-on-copy --limit=1 -- $URL_TO_BRANCH

Some svn admins only try to limit their hooks to svnlook, but at some
point that falls short of what you need to do ('svn' is often more
powerful). I see no problem using the 'svn' executable.


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