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Re: [PATCH] optionally use $SVN_USERNAME as login

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-22 17:12:27 CEST

"Max Bowsher" <maxb@ukf.net> writes:
> bd@bc-bd.org wrote:
> >> Bah. This isn't worth the bother of making a patch (and maintaining the
> >> code indefinitely). Instead, put this into your ~/.profile:
> >>
> >> alias svn="/usr/bin/svn --username=`id -un`"
> >
> > $ svn --username foo add tmp
> > Subcommand 'add' doesn't accept option '--username arg'
> >
> > Was my first idea too, does not work.
>
> This makes me think that certain generic options should be accepted by
> svn for any subcommand.
>
> Obvious ones are --username and --password. --help could be handled as
> part of the same framework, instead of being a special exception as it
> is now.
>
> --non-recursive and --recursive, too, probably.
>
> --encoding, --verbose, and --quiet are also candidates.
>
> Obviously, they would only show up in the help listings for commands
> they actually affect.

We just had this discussion regarding --non-interactive, and the
conclusion seemed to be that we mildly Don't Want To Go There. See

http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/BrowseList?list=dev&by=thread&from=344658

In this particular case, I think $SVN_USERNAME would be a better
solution even if every command could accept --username.

-Karl

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