svnadmin setlog


svnadmin setlog — Set the log message on a revision.


svnadmin setlog REPOS_PATH -r REVISION FILE


Set the log message on revision REVISION to the contents of FILE.

This is similar to using svn propset with the --revprop option to set the svn:log property on a revision, except that you can also use the option --bypass-hooks to avoid running any pre- or post-commit hooks, which is useful if the modification of revision properties has not been enabled in the pre-revprop-change hook.


Revision properties are not under version control, so this command will permanently overwrite the previous log message.


Set the log message for revision 19 to the contents of the file msg:

$ svnadmin setlog /var/svn/repos/ -r 19 msg