SVN::Dump::Record(3) A SVN dump record


# SVN::Dump::Record objects are returned by the next_record()
# method of SVN::Dump


An SVN::Dump::Record object represents a Subversion dump record.


SVN::Dump provides the following gourps of methods:

Record methods

Create a new empty SVN::Dump::Record object.
Return the record type, as guessed from its headers.

The method dies if the record type cannot be determined.

set_header( $h, $v )
Set the header $h to the value $v.
get_header( $h )
Get the value of header $h.
set_property( $p, $v )
Set the property $p to the value $v.
get_property( $p )
Get the value of property $p.
delete_property( @k )
Delete the properties named in @p. Properties that do not exist in the record will be silently ignored.
set_text( $t )
Set the value of the text block.
Get the value of the text block.

Inner blocks manipulation

A SVN::Dump::Record is composed of several inner blocks of various kinds: SVN::Dump::Headers, SVN::Dump::Property and SVN::Dump::Text.

The following methods provide access to these blocks:

set_headers_block( $headers )
Get or set the SVN::Dump::Headers object that represents the record headers.
set_property_block( $property )
Get or set the SVN::Dump::Property object that represents the record property block.
delete_property( @keys )
Delete the given properties. Behaves like the builtin "delete()".
set_text_block( $text )
Get or set the SVN::Dump::Text object that represents the record text block.
set_included_record( $record )
Some special record are actually output recursiveley by svnadmin dump. The ``record in the record'' is stored within the parent record, so they are parsed as a single record with an included record.

"get_record()" / "set_record()" give access to the included record.

According to the Subversion sources (subversion/libsvn_repos/dump.c), this is a ``delete original, then add-with-history'' node. The dump looks like this:

    Node-path: tags/mytag/myfile
    Node-kind: file
    Node-action: delete
    Node-path: tags/mytag/myfile
    Node-kind: file
    Node-action: add
    Node-copyfrom-rev: 23
    Node-copyfrom-path: trunk/myfile

Note that there is a single blank line after the first header block, and four after the included one.

Update the various "...-length" headers. Used internally.

You must call this method if you update the inner property or text blocks directly, or the results of "as_string()" will be inconsistent.

Information methods

Return a boolean value indicating if the record has a property block.
Return a boolean value indicating if the record has a text block.
Return a boolean value indicating if the record has only a property block (and no text block).
Return a boolean value indicating if the record has a property block or a text block.
Return the length of the property block.
Return the length of the text block.

Output method

Return a string representation of the record that will be understood by other Subversion tools, such as "svnadmin".

Warning: dumping a record currently returns the information that was read from the original dump. This means that if you modified the property or text block of a record, the headers will be inconsistent.


When using SVN::Dump to manipulate a SVN dump, one should not access the SVN::Dump::Headers, SVN::Dump::Property and SVN::Dump::Text components of a SVN::Dump::Record object directly, but use the appropriate "set_...()" and "get_...()" methods of the record object.

These methods compute the appropriate modifications of the header values, so that the "as_string()" method outputs the correct information after any modification of the record.


Copyright 2006-2013 Philippe Bruhat (BooK), All Rights Reserved.


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.