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Re: ugly aliases

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-05-21 22:17:01 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:

> st

I type 'svn st' a thousand bazillion times per day, while casually
debugging and QA'ing. This command has become as fundamental as
typing 'ls' in a directory. Unlike CVS's status command, our status
command is *short* and *consise*, and instantly tells me what's
modified, what has props, what's in conflict, etc.

Essentially, I run 'svn st' for the same reason I run 'cvs up' when I
just want to see a bunch of 'M' characters. But the only reason
people use 'cvs up' for this reason is because the 'cvs status' output
is so awful; it's really a horrible reason to run an update. :)
I'm hoping that 'svn st' becomes the new reflexive habit for everybody.

Thus I adamantly suggest keeping 'st'. I'm trying to promote a habit
here. :) :)

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