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Re: Split the functions of `cvs update'?

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_haxx.se>
Date: 2000-10-27 12:27:56 CEST

On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, Matthew Braithwaite wrote:

> > Or am I missing something?
> Only, perhaps, the fact that the existence of such a shell script
> indicates a deficiency in CVS's user interface. :-)

I agree. I didn't realize you argued mostly for a different output format for
the status command. I too have been annoyed by the weird output 'cvs status'
gives, and yes, my script is a work-around that solves those problems for me.

Then again, I don't expect all tools I have to be perfectly fitted to my
weird view of the world. I expect I'll still want to script or alias a few of
the svn commands as well. Scripting is part of life. IMHO, it is still better
to have a format that includes all the details that anyone would like to
know, than have one that excludes details some people like/use. Of course
command line switched could be used to change the output.

This is however not a defense of silly output formats.

      Daniel Stenberg - http://daniel.haxx.se - +46-705-44 31 77
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