Suppose, while viewing the output of svn diff, you determine that all the changes you made to a particular file are mistakes. Maybe you shouldn’t have changed the file at all, or perhaps it would be easier to make different changes starting from scratch.
This is a perfect opportunity to use svn revert:
$ svn revert README Reverted 'README'
Subversion reverts the file to its premodified state by overwriting it with the cached “pristine” copy from the .svn area. But also note that svn revert can undo any scheduled operations—for example, you might decide that you don’t want to add a new file after all:
$ svn status foo ? foo $ svn add foo A foo $ svn revert foo Reverted 'foo' $ svn status foo ? foo
has exactly the same effect as deleting
item from your working copy and then
svn update -r BASE
. However, if you’re
reverting a file, svn revert has
one very noticeable difference—it doesn’t have to communicate with the
repository to restore your file.
Or perhaps you mistakenly removed a file from version control:
$ svn status README $ svn delete README D README $ svn revert README Reverted 'README' $ svn status README