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Re: Return status of `svn diff'

From: Stefan Monnier <monnier+gmane.comp.version-control.subversion.devel/news/_at_rum.cs.yale.edu>
Date: 2003-05-09 00:30:44 CEST

> The svn client program returns 1 to indicate an error happened, just
> like most programs do. It would be really strange and inconsistent,
> IMO, to have 'return 1' mean something completely different just
> because you invoked the 'diff' subcommand.

Makes sense.

>> It is not of the utmost importance, but it can be convenient in scripts.
> If you want to know whether a diff occurred, couldn't you just check
> to see if any lines were printed to stdout? :-)

As I said, it is not of the utmost importance. It's just that sometimes
checking the output is inconvenient (it's already gone somewhere else).


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