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How To Determine What Files Have Changed Between Two Subversion Revisions

Lets say that you last deployed your application from repository version #85.  After a few weeks of development, the repository is now up to revision #178.  The team has decided that the code is stable and you are ready to package up all new/changed files to transfer to the host server, client, etc.

  1. Using TortoiseSVN, right-click on your working folder and select “Show Log” from the TortoiseSVN menu.
  2. Click the revision that was last published (#85 in this example)
  3. Ctrl+Click the HEAD revision (or whatever revision you want to release ie #178) so that both the old and the new revisions are highlighted.
  4. Right-click on either of the highlighted revisions and select “Compare revisions.”  This will open a dialog window that lists all new/modified files.
  5. Select all files from this list (Ctrl+a) then right-click on the highlighted files and select “Export selection to…”

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