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Re: [PATCH] make "svn help import" explain its DWIMness better

From: Branden Robinson <branden_at_deadbeast.net>
Date: 2005-01-19 08:02:25 CET

On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 03:13:21PM +0000, Julian Foad wrote:
> Branden Robinson wrote:
> >Maybe I am just brain-damaged or stupid, but I always do imports wrong, and
> >have to revert them. Moreover, I do this even after reading "svn help
> >import".
> Same here. I agree that the behaviour is often difficult to remember and
> that it needs (at least) a better description.

Glad to hear I'm not alone. :)

> The examples are not very useful without saying what the reult of each one
> is. For instance, in your first example, what happens if "project" does
> not exist? (I don't know the answer.)
> Also, I think the normal usage is to import directories, so I think that
> should come first in the description and in the examples.

Okay. I was nervous about making the help text too long, but it seems
import requires a lot of explanation.

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Free Software Developer        |      If it jams -- force it.  If it
branden@deadbeast.net          |      breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
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Received on Wed Jan 19 08:03:33 2005

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