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Re: update output idea

From: Peter Davis <peter_at_pdavis.cx>
Date: 2002-04-26 15:33:35 CEST

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On Friday 26 April 2002 06:16, Alexis Huxley wrote:
> > % svn update
> > Updated to revision 1788.
> > %
> I thought the Nth tenet of The Unix Philisophy was "Silence is golden",
> ok, I mean I know a lot of svn commands are not, but ..
> I really only want to see output if (a) I specifically request it
> with a '-v' or (b) there is an error.

Doesn't 'svn update' print out each file that it patches, adds, or deletes
anyway? So really, considering how it behaves currently, it would look like:

% svn update
A ./foo
M ./bar.txt
Updated to revision 1788

So by your argument, 'svn update' should output nothing at all without a '-v'.
Update is already a noisy command, so why not add a little more noise? Maybe
noise is bad in Unix Philosophy, but on some level, none of this is noise --
it's useful information that the user *needs* to see with or without a '-v'.
'-v' should be reserved for debugging-type information; useful information
should be output regardless.

This would be a very useful and convenient addition, and I can't see how it
would hurt anything unless there are scripts that try and parse the output of
'A ./foo', etc.; such a script is too hackish to survive anyway.

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Peter Davis
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