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Re: [PATCH] fix svn cat to skip unversioned items V2.

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-05-23 22:51:10 CEST

On Sun, 22 May 2005 vivek@collab.net wrote:

> On Sat, 2005-05-21 at 03:38, Daniel Rall wrote:
> > Considering the case that a user makes a typo on the command-line while
> casually perusing the repository, the behavior seems great. But considering
> the case where the user is either gathering the contents of a few specific
> files to exchange will a business partner, or scripting some operations
> using the command-line client, should any of the requested files be cat'ed
> when some of them cannot be?
> Valid point. Should we have a command line option that tells we are
> supposed to stop as soon as we get an error? Something like
> stop-on-error?
> I had version 1 of the patch reviewed by Peter and he thinks that other
> commands should also be fixed. But considering the arguments raised by you I
> would like to tackle them only if there is a consensus on the behavior.
I think we should just warn about targets for which a command obviously
makes no sense. For example, cat should skip unversioned items,
non-existent items and directories, like in the patch. This is also
consistent with cat on my Linux system, FWIW. (That's GNU coreutils.) This
makes it easier to use wildcard characters.


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