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RE: update vs status, where should local mods be displayed?

From: Frohwalt Egerer <mail_at_frohwalt.de>
Date: 2001-09-18 09:41:03 CEST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Collins-Sussman [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
> Sent: Donnerstag, 13. September 2001 23:55
> To: Philip Martin; SVN Dev List
> Subject: Re: update vs status, where should local mods be displayed?

[...]
> _ 95 [ *98] ( 99) ./ac-helpers/svn-macros.m4
> M 95 [ 95] ( 99) ./autogen.sh
[...]

> The first column is the working revision.
>
> The second column, in brackets, is the last revision in which the file
> changed. The asterisk is put there whenever this value is greater
> than the working revision -- pointing out that it needs to be updated.
>
> The third column, in parens, is the head revision, a constant value.
>
> Thoughts?

Isn't this a bit hard to grok for new or casual users? Figuring out what
these numbers mean does imply sleeping with the SVN manual under you pillow
at night. Maybe something easier would be appropriate, unless somebody
adds --verbose. *Then* the user knows, he will be getting lots of info.

Anoter interesting thing might be optionally genereating stuff in a form
that can easily be parsed. (CSV with fixed width fields, XML or whatever
...)

Frohwalt Egerer

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