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Re: alias 'svn up -n' to 'svn st -u' when '--nonrecursive' removed? :-)

From: Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org>
Date: 2002-07-12 21:13:27 CEST

Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> writes:

> We're trying to match some things, but not everything. Subversion's
> meaning for -n is something one has to learn... just as one had to
> learn CVS's meaning of -n, once upon a time, before it became
> "intuition".

I disagree. -n is fairly standard for "no-op". Lots of commands
use -n for "pretend you would do this", including ancient programs
like make and sh. I didn't know until reading this thread that
svn used something else for -n. I think that's a bad idea.

*Every* command needs a -n, IMNSHO :).

Eric Gillespie <*> epg@pretzelnet.org

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