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Subversion: How To Revert Single Commit
Wed, 09 Jun 2010 12:35:18 +0000

Let's say you tracked someone broke HEAD of trunk and you want to reverse that single commit from main branch. Subversion makes very handy syntax for reverse merges:

svn merge -c -19203 https://REPO_URL

In example above you do reverse merge of 19203 revision (note "-" sign before revision number). After that merge:

  • Inspect if workspace compiles without errors
  • If it's OK: commit local changeset
  • Notify 19203 committer about the change

In order to fix broken commit original author should do the opposite:

svn merge -c 19203 https://REPO_URL

(note there's no "-" before revision number). Then:

  • Correct changeset and test if workspace is not broken
  • If it's OK: commit local changeset (it will be nice to show original revision number in a comment)
Tags: svn.


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