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Re: svn help says --revision X:Y supported but not true?

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2003-11-12 02:44:07 CET

Barry Scott wrote:
> All these commands are documented in svn help as having
> --revision X:Y support.
>
> blame, cat, checkout, copy, diff, export, list, log, merge, move,
> propdel, propedit, propget, proplist, propset, switch, update
>
> However only diff, log and merge seem to actually use the :Y revision.
> I think this is a doc error as the svn book does not talk about the
> range on the other commands. This would also explain not being able
> to find the code that implements the ranges :-)

Yup. That was not ideal. Karl (I think) has recently changed the help text to "ARG (some commands also take ARG1:ARG2 range)" so that it does not imply that all commands accept a range.

Some commands still ignore a ":Y" part without giving an error message, but this should be good enough for the time being.

- Julian

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