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I want to use the command line to send a repository location and a revision number, and get back some output that has the author of that revision in it. How can I do this?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

svn info -r revnumber target - the output will include a Last Changed Author line.

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this one looks easier to parse – IsaacB Oct 7 '11 at 1:36
$ svn log -v -r revision url://repo/path
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this one also works – IsaacB Oct 7 '11 at 1:37

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