The History view contains the following contextual menu actions:
Compare with working copy
Compares the selected revision with your working copy file. It is enabled only when you
select a file.
Opens the selected revision of the file into the Editor. This is enabled only for
Displays the Open with... dialog to specify the editor in which
the selected file will be opened.
Replaces the current version from the working copy with the contents of the selected
revision from the history of the file. The BASE version of the file is not changed
in the working copy so that after this action the file will appear as modified in a
synchronization operation, that is newer than the BASE version, even if the
contents is from an older version from history.
Allows you to save the contents of a file as it was committed at a certain revision.
This option is available only when you access the history of a file.
Copies to the repository the item whose history is displayed, using the selected
revision. This option is active only when presenting the history for a repository item
Note: This action can be used to resurrect deleted items also.
Revert changes from this revision
Reverts changes that were made in the selected revisions. The changes are reverted only
in your working copy and does not affect the repository items. It does not replace your
working copy items with those from the selected revisions. This action is enabled when the
resource history was launched for a local working copy resource.
Note: For items displayed
in the Affected Paths section that were added,
deleted, or replaced, this action has no effect because such changes are
considered to be changes to the parent directory. To revert these type of changes,
follow these steps:
Request the history for the parent directory.
Identify the revision that contains the changes you want to revert.
Invoke the action on that revision.
Warning: There are instances where the SVN Client is not able to
identify the corresponding working copy item for the selected item in the
Affected Paths section. In this case, the action does not
proceed and an error message is displayed. For example, the selected item in the
Affected Paths section is from a different repository location
than the working copy item for which the history is displayed.
Update to revision
Updates your working copy resource to the selected revision. This is useful if you want
your working copy to reflect a time in the past. It is best to update a whole directory in
your working copy, not just one file, otherwise your working copy is inconsistent and you
are unable to commit your changes.
Checks out a new working copy of the directory for which the history is presented, from
the selected revision.
Opens the Export
dialog box that allows you to configure options for exporting a folder from
the repository to the local file system.
Show Annotation... (Ctrl+Shift+A (Command+Shift+A on OS
Author - Changes the name of the SVN user that committed the selected
Message - Changes the commit message of the selected revision.
When two resources are selected in the
History view, the contextual menu contains the following actions:
When the resource is a file, the action compares the two selected revisions using the
Compare view. When the resource is a folder, the action displays
the set of all resources from that folder that were changed between the two revision
Revert changes from these revisions
Similar to the svn merge command, it merges two selected revisions into
the working copy resource. This action is only enabled when the resource history was
requested for a working copy item.