On Nov 18, 7:41 pm, Sam H <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Yes, thank you - that's exactly what I was looking for. But even the > command line is confusing. ;) I can merge a previous revision..but.. > I can never commit it. And if I change the file, I can't commit > because it's out of date. It ALWAYS wants to merge what I've changed > with the latest revisions that I DON'T want at all.
You have to do it as a two-step process: first, do a reverse merge of the revision(s) you want to pull out of head, then modify your file and commit. For example, say that I've got a file /my_project/ code.java which is currently at revision 100. I realize that a new refactoring allows me to pull out a bunch of changes and the last "correct version" to start from for the new change is back in revision 70. To get the working copy back to the correct version, I do this: $ svn merge -r HEAD:70 svn://my_repos/my_project/code.java This "resets" my working copy by reverse-merging all of the changes between HEAD and the new target revision. I can now make the new changes to code.java and commit it as normal. Unfortunately, Versions doesn't support merge yet, so you have to drop back to the command line for this operation. Frankly, I haven't seen any GUI clients that do this well (yet ;-) Revert to revision (really just an update of part of a working copy to an out-of-date revision) is really only intended to allow you to do things like test old cold. The working files with the older revision cannot be committed because SVN is designed to guard against this sort of thing: imagine the chaos if someone forget to update their working folder and managed to commit a slew of old files? I've seen this bite newer SVN users time and again (and I've been there myself). It seems like revert to revision should do the trick but no. HTH, G --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Versions" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/versions?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---