SVN bad behaviour makes what is written in the book wrong.

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at
Wed Feb 27 14:18:29 CST 2013

The problem is that you're reading an ancient version of the book, which
predates some important UI changes we made to 'svn copy' (and other
subcommands).  The correct command (which is shown in this more up-to-date
version of the book:
would instead be:

    svn cp http://localhost:8090/repos/path/to/file@1042 .

On 01/30/2013 10:20 AM, Guillaume MULLER wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to recovers some files I have deleted.
> According to:
> svn cp --revision should do the work.
> Unforrtunately, like many people I found on forums, I encounter a bug in
> SVN: it looks for the files in the /current/ revision.
> So the tip you give does not work. I had to do a complete co of the old
> revision in a temp dir, and then manually copy the files...
> I still don't understand why the --revision flag work perfectly for svn co
> and svn ls and not for svn cp, but its acutally the case.
> Regards,
> GM
> ---
> svn cp --revision 1042 http://localhost:8090/repos/path/to/file/ .
> svn: E160013: '/repos/!svn/bc/1045/path/to/file' path not found
> As you can see, I'm asking for rev 1042 and svn looks for 1045 (current)...
> svn, version 1.7.5 (r1336830)
>    compiled Sep 28 2012, 11:22:04
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