[OSM-dev] A new reverter
ilya at zverev.info
Sun Feb 21 17:16:07 UTC 2016
If you needed to revert a changeset and thought, all tools seem quite
complex, I've got you another one. It is just a python script with no
dependences on third-party libraries or frameworks.
Just do a git clone and use it (responsibly!) Pass a user name to see
their changesets, a series of changesets ids to revert them (the result
will be better if you revert a bunch instead of one by one).
There are limitations: it won't revert old changesets that modify a lot
of references. The script was made to revert mostly tag modifications
and node moves, and it does it by creating a diff and applying it to the
latest version. Also it skips tags that were changed after the given
The second script there can restore any old version of any object,
undeleting missing references. The result might be messy for complex
relations, so you should check it afterwards. To get an osmChange file,
redirect scripts' output to it.
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