• Name

    svn revert – Undo all local edits.


    svn revert PATH…


    Reverts any local changes to a file or directory and resolves any conflicted states. svn revert will not only revert the contents of an item in your working copy, but also any property changes. Finally, you can use it to undo any scheduling operations that you may have done (e.g. files scheduled for addition or deletion can be “unscheduled”).

    Alternate Names



    Working copy

    Accesses Repository



    --targets FILENAME
    --recursive (-R)
    --quiet (-q)
    --config-dir DIR


    Discard changes to a file:

    $ svn revert foo.c
    Reverted foo.c

    If you want to revert a whole directory of files, use the --recursive flag:

    $ svn revert --recursive .
    Reverted newdir/afile
    Reverted foo.c
    Reverted bar.txt

    Lastly, you can undo any scheduling operations:

    $ svn add mistake.txt whoops
    A         mistake.txt
    A         whoops
    A         whoops/oopsie.c
    $ svn revert mistake.txt whoops
    Reverted mistake.txt
    Reverted whoops
    $ svn status
    ?      mistake.txt
    ?      whoops


    svn revert is inherently dangerous, since its entire purpose is to throw away data–namely, your uncommitted changes. Once you've reverted, Subversion provides no way to get back those uncommitted changes.

    If you provide no targets to svn revert, it will do nothing–to protect you from accidentally losing changes in your working copy, svn revert requires you to provide at least one target.

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