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new keyword for repos meta-data (last revision...) ?

From: Fabien COELHO <fabien_at_coelho.net>
Date: 2005-10-07 11:33:32 CEST

Dear developers,

We have the following small but annoying issue with svn. We're exporting
on a regular basis part of a repository, and we would like to be able to
know afterwards what revision was exported.

However, as the export does not include any meta information, there is no
"svn info" available to do so. We don't want to use a checkout, and we do
not want to change the directory name for the export so as to keep tract
of the information. Our current hack is to look at the creation date of
the files and directory inside the export. We can also have a look at
$xxx$ keywords within various files, but they are per object and refer to
the last modification of that file only.

A new keyword or set of keyword used in a file, say $Info$, would help
solve our small issue by providing information about the current status of
the repository (URL, last revision...) when the export, update, switch
or checkout... is performed.

- Would this seem appropriate?
- What keywords and contents would be useful?

If it is appropriate, I may try to submit a patch in the near future.
If not, I won't bother and we'll stay with our issue and our bad hack.

Thanks in advance,

Fabien COELHO   _____   fabien_at_coelho.net   _____   http://www.coelho.net
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