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Re: The right library...to get info about a directory

From: Files <files_at_poetryunlimited.com>
Date: 2003-11-07 15:51:15 CET

I am creating a repository browser. One that can walk the entire tree, just
like the filesystem that it emulates. To boot, it transitions into the
repository across the regular filesystem boundary as if it were nothing.

In addition, this browser is supposed to be able to retrieve any and all
information about the repository and it's contents and manipulate the same.

It's not viewcvs. Personally, that interface is too limiting for what I want
to accomplish.

The only issue I seem to be having is that I have no native language hooks
from PHP to do the tricks that viewcvs seems to be, so it seems that I will
have to invent the same.

So I'm looking for direction on how to get there.

I'm sending you a picture of the current results as a private email. I will do
the same for anyone else that wants to see it, but I'd rather not overload the

Shamim Islam
John Szakmeister said:
> On Thursday 06 November 2003 22:44, Files wrote:
>> Can someone enlighten me?
>> If I want to retrieve all the information on a directory in a repository,
>> at what level do I need to jack into the subversion library in order to
>> avoid repeated calls to svn info and svn log?
> What information is it that you seek?
>> Barring that, is there a switch in the main svn program that I'm missing?
> Perhaps, but you need to say what you want here.
>> Verbose isn't doing it. It only spits out what the program thinks is
>> verbose. I get no log information. I get no properties. Just hints.
> What are you running?  'svn ls'?  'svn ls' is about reading directory
> contents.  If you want properties then you need to do 'svn pl' on the object
> you want properties on.
> I'm a bit confused by what your asking, and what it is your doing.  If you can
> explain what you are doing now, then maybe we can point you in the right
> direction to get the information that you seek, and hopefully in a format
> that you like. :-)
>> I realize that it's supposed to be human readable, but human beings can
>> read a lot more than blanks and single character hints.
> True, but in the same regard, we humans appreciate the limited availability of
> screen space (especially developers!), and appreciate the fact that we don't
> use a sentence where a character does the trick.
>> Thanks.
> -John
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