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Re: Emphasizing commonly-used commands in 'svn help' output.

From: nick vajberg <nickvajberg_at_yahoo.dk>
Date: 2005-07-12 11:29:12 CEST

I really dislike the proposal of just showing a
partial list. There's a few tools that does this, and
they routinely confuse me.

The proper solution IMO is to group the commands into
logical categories; grep --help is a guiding example.

There should even be a short description for each
command, as with grep and a host of other commands.

A long list is not problematic as long as it is easy
on the eye.

I also dislike aliases. They do nothing but making the
help output harder to read and remembering the
commands gets more difficult for newbies. Making a
command a bit shorter to write is no argument; that
can be done by wrapper scripts for those in need.

Four aliases for 'delete' is, well, three to many.

So for instance (the categories would need some, uhm,

Getting stuff from the repo:

Stuff that only affects the working copy:



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