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Recover a deleted file in Subversion

May 29th, 2008 By: brian

SVN is great for keeping our projects under tight control. Occasionally, we have the need to get something back that was deleted in a previous revision. So I can remember how to do it next time, here it is:
$ svn copy -r 1234 url/to/deleted/file path/to/recovered/file
This will copy the file at the revision specified to the new file in the “restore to path” part. You can find the revision by doing an ’svn log –verbose’ of the directory it was in. That’s all there is to it!
My theme seems to be restoring and recovering… is that a bad thing?

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