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Re: [RFC] svn help needs more help

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-26 02:37:33 CET

Karol Szkudlarek <karol@mikronika.com.pl> writes:
> I propose add to 'svn help' command more help like 'cvs
> --help-commands' does. Here is cvs help output example:
>
> add Add a new file/directory to the repository
> admin Administration front end for rcs
> annotate Show last revision where each line was modified
> checkout Checkout sources for editing
> commit Check files into the repository
> diff Show differences between revisions
> edit Get ready to edit a watched file
> editors See who is editing a watched file
> export Export sources from CVS, similar to checkout
> history Show repository access history
> import Import sources into CVS, using vendor branches
> init Create a CVS repository if it doesn't exist
> log Print out history information for files
> login Prompt for password for authenticating server
> logout Removes entry in .cvspass for remote repository
> pserver Password server mode
> rannotate Show last revision where each line of module was
> modified
> rdiff Create 'patch' format diffs between releases
> release Indicate that a Module is no longer in use
> remove Remove an entry from the repository
> rlog Print out history information for a module
> rtag Add a symbolic tag to a module
> server Server mode
> status Display status information on checked out files
> tag Add a symbolic tag to checked out version of files
> unedit Undo an edit command
> update Bring work tree in sync with repository
> version Show current CVS version(s)
> watch Set watches
> watchers See who is watching a file
>
> those very short explantations what the command do should be very
> helpful. Especially when user looking for a specific subcommand and
> don't know his name. At the present 'svn help' prints only list of
> available subcommands.

I like Karol's idea. Anyone object to it?

Karol, did you want to write the patch?

-Karl

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