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svn help (was Re: svn commit: rev 2459 - trunk/www)

From: Martin Pool <mbp_at_sourcefrog.net>
Date: 2002-07-16 14:53:49 CEST

On 16 Jul 2002, "B. W. Fitzpatrick" <fitz@red-bean.com> wrote:
> svn's built in help is already very nice--detailed yet concise. Why
> muck it up by stuffing in a buncha info that should be in the
> manual/handbook.

I certainly agree that the built-in help should not duplicate
the manual or give introductory or tutorial information.

It seems to me that it's consistent with svn's existing code,
and with contemporary free unix programs to give quick-reference
information just to jog the memory of somebody already familiar
with the program. Exactly where that line is is a matter of
taste of course. I'm just suggesting that the magic names
for svn:keywords and so on have equally much claim to be in
there as the top-level commands. Five or ten lines listing
them would not bloat the built-in help, and would be handy
for somebody who's come from CVS and can't work out why their
$Things$ don't work.

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