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Re: [RFC] 'basic/additional command set' - adding svn subcommands without destroying our learning curve

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-11-03 23:28:26 CET

Michael Sweet wrote:
> Branko Čibej wrote:
>> Max Bowsher wrote:
>>> The need to keep our basic command set small, to avoid svn becoming
>>> daunting to new users, and making the learning curve intolerably
>>> steep, is not a new issue.
>>> I agree with it, but taken alone, it stops us adding useful utility
>>> subcommands - the sort of thing I am thinking of:
>>> svn purge: Remove unversioned files from a WC
>>> svn sync: 'svn add' all unversioned files, 'svn rm' all missing files
>>> These are minor issues - implementable as scripts easily enough -
>>> but despite being periodically requested, we've held off
>>> implementing them for the reason mentioned above.
>> If we decide to go with this idea, then I suggest we have *one*
>> utility command. To illustrate, your examples above would become:
>> svn util purge
> Slightly off-topic, but when you do implement a "purge" command,
> would it make more sense to be part of svnadmin since there is no
> way to "undo" the purge?
Svnadmin is for repository management. The proposed "purge" command is
for working copy management, so it doesn't belong in svnadmin.

-- Brane

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Received on Thu Nov 3 23:27:05 2005

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