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Re: status output and long fields

From: Colin Watson <cjwatson_at_flatline.org.uk>
Date: 2003-02-19 19:03:34 CET

On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 06:50:56PM +0100, Wolf Josef wrote:
> cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
> > 'svn status' output is designed to be both human-readable and
> > machine-parsable.
> Truncating output that is meant to be machine readable is a bad
> thing, IMHO.

I agree. 'dpkg -l' in Debian never recovered from the decision to
truncate output, and ended up being replaced by a new (but much less
convenient) interface.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]
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