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Re: svn commit: rev 2541 -

From: Nuutti Kotivuori <naked_at_iki.fi>
Date: 2002-07-16 08:42:19 CEST

Karl Fogel wrote:
> Nuutti Kotivuori <naked@iki.fi> writes:
>> - Would we want a way to get a specific log message just from that
>> repository, without caring about paths?
>> I, for example, do say 'svn log -rHEAD' just to see what the latest
>> commit was. If I don't see anything, I change that to 'svn log
>> -rHEAD http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn'.
> You're *always* specifying a path, either implicitly (derived from
> the working copy you're in), or explicitly.
> In the former case, your path is probably "/trunk", or else "/".

Yes exactly - the path is implicit. But to get the "/" as an implicit
path to the repository, one needs a wc that is at the root of the
repository - and not many people have that checked out.

What I'm dreaming of - would be something like:

  -w [--whole-repository] : don't care about paths

So I could say 'svn log -wrHEAD' in any working copy anywhere (for
that repository) and be sure to get the log message - even if it's a
no-op or anything. Or that I could say 'svn log -wrHEAD
http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/anything' and be still sure to
actually get the log message.

Granted, if we fix the no-ops some other way, the latter will always
anyway show a log message. Unless ofcourse in the future, there is
some operation on the repository, which is logged, but does not change
any paths.

Note that I'm not saying that we need this or even want this - just
hoping to get my thoughts understood.

-- Naked

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