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Viewing metadata for deleted files and old revisions
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Author: mike.lifeguard+bugs

Currently, one can view metadata for the top revision of a file, but not deleted files nor older revisions. Please provide a method of viewing metadata for old revisions and deleted revisions of files.

Currently, one can do this in two ways:

  1. spam the deletion log to force an old revision to be the top revision so you can view the metadata - especially for file revisions which are deleted, this is obviously problematic
  2. download the file and view metadata manually - this requires one to know that it can be done, and also how to do it in addition to having an external tool to do it

Metadata for deleted files should be viewable by sysops only; metadata for old revisions should be viewable by anyone who can view files.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 21 2014, 10:27 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz17370.
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Please suggest an appropiate interface.

Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Feb 4 2022, 11:02 AM
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