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Re: ideas: revision properties & svn log

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-12-29 06:19:26 CET

"Dave Rodgman" <Dave.Rodgman@arm.com> writes:
> After looking recently at how revision properties can be used in
> subversion, and reading some recent mails regarding --revprop support in
> svnlook, a couple of thoughts occured to me. It seems that subversion
> would benefit from having a bit more syntax for supporting revprops.
>
> 1.
>
> It would be nice if we could have some syntax for setting revision
> properties on the svn commit command line, as already described here:
> http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2004-12/0501.shtml
>
> (My motivation here, as I think someone else mentioned, is for
> bug-tracking. But I'm sure there are other uses.)

A wrapper script around the client could do this too.

(I know that's not as easy as having it built-in, but we tend to be
conservative about adding highly usage-specific new functionality.)

> 2.
>
> svn log currently lists the svn:log revprops associated with revisions
> in which a given file was changed. It would be nice if we could make
> this more general, i.e. list arbitrary / all revprops - currently this
> information is a bit tricky to get hold of. I wonder if in fact listing
> all revprops ought to be the default?
>
> svn log file --revprop propertyname
>
> or
>
> svn log file --revprop svn:allprops
>
> (syntax for the latter could no doubt be improved).

Is

   $ svn plist --revprop -rXXX URL

really too tricky?

-Karl

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