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OMG svn info https://?????

From: Files <files_at_poetryunlimited.com>
Date: 2003-11-07 06:44:02 CET

Can someone please tell me why when we do not have the ability to specify what
information we want about a file being included in the ls command, we have no
equivalent stat command?

Imagine this. You're creating a repository browser.

Something that can walk a repository.

And the file dates and times that are reported are reported inconstently - the
file time is dropped whenever the date is a year ago - no problem.

But you want to be able to at least provide users with the ability to view the
actual information so that file times can be viewed. Or additional
information. Etc.

Imagine my surprise when I realized that the one command that I thought even
came close, the info command, is hobbled, and does not allow http or https or
even svn as an access method.

Can someone please explain the rationale behind this omission?

Even the unix command line has a stat command.

Or better yet, how do I work around it without having to download the
repository, just to browse it using a working copy?

Thanks in advance for any guidance or advice.

P.S. Did anyone notice that proplist on the other hand works just fine w/
https and http and svn protocols? Too bad the stat data isn't a property.

Shamim Islam
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Received on Fri Nov 7 06:44:41 2003

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