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Re: I want my -d option back to checkout

From: Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkrantz_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-07-25 21:40:41 CEST

On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 02:21:31PM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkrantz@apache.org> writes:
> > svn co http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk
> Try
> svn co http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk my-silly-dir-name
> Also try,
> svn help co

Here's what I did.

svn co http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk -d subversion

Here's what I got:

svn: invalid option character: d
usage: svn <subcommand> [options] [args]
Type "svn help <subcommand>" for help on a specific subcommand.

Most subcommands take file and/or directory arguments, recursing
on the directories. If no arguments are supplied to such a
command, it will recurse on the current directory (inclusive) by

Available subcommands:
   checkout (co)
   commit (ci)
   copy (cp)
   delete (del, remove, rm)
   diff (di)
   help (?, h)
   move (mv, rename, ren)
   propdel (pdel)
   propedit (pedit, pe)
   propget (pget, pg)
   proplist (plist, pl)
   propset (pset, ps)
   status (stat, st)
   switch (sw)
   update (up)

Subversion is a tool for revision control.
For additional information, see http://subversion.tigris.org

My terminal is only about twenty-five lines high, so the top
part got chopped off.  I did run svn help co, but didn't catch the
destination part at top of the help.  Regardless, svn should have
given me the syntax on 'svn co' in this case rather than giving me
the completely unhelpful message it did.
I'd be content (still peeved) if the -d case were specially
caught by svn and said:
"Yoo-hoo, we don't support this CVS syntax.  Omit the -d and
all will be well."
The frustrating thing for me is that this changed at such a late
date and I already knew that svn could do it.  Yes, I skipped the
whole discussion, but still, I'm positing that this is a needless
regression from CVS.  -- justin
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Received on Thu Jul 25 21:41:13 2002

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