How to get a file by date in a branch?

Nicolas Goutte nicolasg at
Wed Aug 10 17:28:02 BST 2005

On Wednesday 10 August 2005 18:06, Andras Mantia wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 August 2005 18:55, Nicolas Goutte wrote:
> > On Wednesday 10 August 2005 17:14, Andras Mantia wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > >  I would like to get some files from the 3.5 branch based on a
> > > date. I tried (in kdevelop/languages/cpp):
> > > svn update -r {2005-07-20} debugger
> > >
> > > The result was that I lost all files from the debugger directory.
> > > My assumption is that it happened because the 3.5 branch was
> > > created after this date. AFAIR getting old revisions by this
> > > technique in CVS was not a problem.
> > > Does anyone know how can I do it with svn?
> >
> > You need to switch with the URL that was used at that time.
> That's really sad. In this case I know that the code is in trunk, but
> what happens if I don't know from where it was branched? For example if
> I develop in a branch, copy it to trunk which is later branched.

Yes, but anyway with CVS, you had not that information either.

I think that it is more a problem of the SVN client tools of today, as they 
cannot use yet every data that is put into the SVN database on commits.

> And in this case when I want to go back to the current version I have to
> switch it again to the right branch, isn't it so?

Yes, to go back, you have to switch again.

> Andras

Have a nice day!

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