• Name

    svn revert – Undo all local edits.

    Synopsis

    svn revert PATH…

    Description

    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

    None

    Changes

    Working copy

    Accesses Repository

    No

    Options

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

    Examples

    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
    

    Warning

    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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