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Re: -F help text

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-09-18 14:38:45 CEST

Christian Stork wrote:
> 'svn help ci' says
> ...
> -m [--message] arg : specify commit message ARG
> -F [--file] arg : read data from file ARG
> ^^^^
>
> Why "data" and not the more specific "commit message"?

Because our CLI option handling framework is currently incapable of showing
different help messages depending on the subcommand involved, and -F is used
for both "svn commit -F commit_message_file", and "svn propset -F
property_value_file".
Hence the vague "data".

Yes, this is a bit silly - but no one has yet got around to improving the
code.

Max.

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