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.

[Warning] Warning

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


--revision (-r) REV


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

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