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Re: rationale for 'svnversion' (vs 'svn version') ?

From: Kevin Puetz <puetzk_at_puetzk.org>
Date: 2005-03-27 05:15:48 CEST

Molle Bestefich wrote:

>> These replies seem to be saying that svnversion is only of interest to
>> the svn team in its build and not that important even then.
>> Whatever the history of the svnversion command it is a very useful
>> command. I use it in all my builds to capture the revision that is being
>> built. If it did not exist I'd have written my own.
>> I think Fabien makes a reasonable observation that it does seems odd in
>> hind sight that its not one of the svn subcommands.
> Agree..
> I'd call it 'svn ver' instead of 'svn version' (as the subject
> indicates) in order to avoid confusing it with "svn --version" though.

Or perhaps the even less ambigous "svn revision", "revnum", or something
like that.

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