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Re: [ENHANCEMENT/BUG] svn list --verbose should not cut the author in the output

From: Leslie Kishalmi <lkishalmi_at_netbeans.org>
Date: 2005-01-14 14:38:43 CET

Julian Foad wrote:
> Leslie Kishalmi wrote:
>> I'd welcome a '--long' option to these commands where none of the
>> output were cut of, the main reason is to return a parseable (not
>> especially visually, but by a program) without information loss.
> If something like this were to be implemented, the "--strict" option
> that is currently accepted by some commands would probably be the
> appropriate option name.
> However, spaces and other characters in user names would require a
> quoting mechanism which, while it need not be complex, would neither be
> really neat for human viewing nor really easy to parse.
> Also, note that the date field is currently not canonical: it is
> designed only for human viewing.
>> The most elegant solution would be an '--xml' option which would
>> return an xml format, like the log command, and have the client
>> property mentioned before.
> Right. Regardless of whether we make any change to the plain text
> output, an XML output is clearly needed, and is not difficult.
> I'll do this. I've just started working on "--xml" options for "svn
> list" and other information-giving commands. I will start a separate
> thread ("Parseable output: --xml option for more commands") to discuss it.
> - Julian
Thanks Julian! I'll watch that thread!

Laszlo Kishalmi

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