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Re: recursive/nonrecursive

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-07-04 22:00:14 CEST

Nuutti Kotivuori <naked@iki.fi> writes:
> I must say that this has bothered me in other places as well. It's the
> same thing that the ls -d switch is made for.
> My personal pet peeve is 'svn st -vnu .' It shows me all the entries
> in the current directory - where as I would want it to show only '.' -
> like it does when I say 'svn st -vnu README'.

A useful thing would be to collect scenarios like this, and then look
them over together, to decide if the best solution is a "--depth N"
option, versus an "--i-mean-the-directory-itself" option, versus some
other solution.

I think like it's a bit too early to settle on --depth until we have a
better feel for the actual problems we're trying to solve. It's true
that --depth is elegant in an abstract, conceptual sort of way, but
that doesn't always correspond well to good user interface design.

I've started http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=781
about this, and mentioned Nuutti's example in the description. If
anyone else can think of other relevant scenarios, please add them to
the issue.


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Received on Thu Jul 4 22:10:07 2002

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