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Re: "svn info" good return code on bad URL

From: Michael Sinz <Michael.Sinz_at_sinz.org>
Date: 2005-10-12 22:02:35 CEST

Julian Foad wrote:
> Michael Sinz wrote:
>
>> Julian Foad wrote:
>>
>>> Roughly; but "so you can use wildcards [that match more than just the
>>> intended files]" is only one example of a sloppy usage that is made
>>> "easier" by the decision. Similar cases do apply to URLs, e.g. "svn
>>> info $REPOS/branches/1.{0,1,2}.{0,1}" where you don't care if some of
>>> those combinations don't exist. So no, we shouldn't get rid of that
>>> behaviour just for URLs.
>>
>>
>> Now I am confused... I think.
>>
>> The command above is (in Unix shells) a glob expansion of file names that
>> only expand to those names that actually exist (the shell checks/looks
>> for
>> the files)
>
>
> No. Standard shells expand "{...}" in full without looking at what
> files exist (in contrast to "[...]").

Oops - that is what I get for reading too quickly...

Still, the question is how do I know if I gave a bad path to svn info
when run from a script?

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