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Re: A feature request for command line client

From: Lee Burgess <lefty_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2000-10-17 19:58:26 CEST

Karl Fogel writes:
> John P Cavanaugh <cavanaug@soco.agilent.com> writes:
> > I know people are beginning to work on the command line client, so I
> > hope Im not too late with this request.
> >
> > Basically I would like svn to behave like ftp (actually more like lftp
> > or ncftp).
> >
> > What this means is that if you type just "svn<return>" you get dropped
> > into an interactive svn shell where you can type a litany of commands.
> > Preferably this happens without relogging into the server etc.
> Nice idea! Definitely post-1.0 I would think. First we have to at
> least reach where CVS is, before we get into innovations like that.
> -K

I think this is a really groovy idea. I also agree with Karl that it
can wait until post-1.0.

Just to ponder, would this sort of interface replace the current
command-line paradigm or supplement it?


$ svn --interactive

would start interactive mode and

$ svn <command> <option>

would be the normal cvs-like behavior?


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