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Re: [PATCH] -R shortcut for --recursive

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-07-15 04:41:25 CEST

Eric Gillespie <epg@pretzelnet.org> writes:
> This simple diff allows -R as a shortcut for --recursive, similar
> to other commands. I instinctively type this all the time, then
> growl as i realize i have to type out 'recursive'. This also paves
> the way for -N for --nonrecursive, and therefore -n for no-op ;->.

What commands are you invoking so often that "--recursive" becomes
common for you?

Just trying to gather some data here. We did only a long opt for
recursiveness, because we expected it to be infrequently used. If
that's turning out not to be the case, then this assumption needs to
be revised.

Btw, I have no objection to using -N for nonrecursive, so we can use
-n for dry-run. (For that matter, no objection to -R for recursive,
if a short opt is needed.) But would like to know what commands a
"dry-run" mode is useful for -- the classic CVS use case is "cvs -n
update", and we've already got that covered with "svn st -u".


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