Bazaar as Subversion replacement

Marius Gedminas marius at
Tue Jan 16 16:38:36 GMT 2007

On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 05:33:37PM +0100, Nicholas Allen wrote:
> >>3 Inefficient 'bzr log filename' implementation.
> >
> >Point taken.  It's not too hard to fix (for filename.  directoryname is
> >another case).  But people like me who don't use "log filename" don't
> >find this limitation bothersome.  Is it possible that you're using "log
> >filename" where "annotate" would work as well or better?
> >
> >  
> One of the uses of this is to find out who last changed the file. In 
> annotate we would have to go through the file to find the latest 
> revision number. In svn we do svn log file | less and it completes 
> immediately and we can see the most recent changes and who committed them.

svn log --limit=5 filename is also very useful, when you want to see
the dates and log messages of the last five changes.  I think it is also
faster than a full svn log, but I haven't actually tested that

Marius Gedminas
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