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Re: Autoexpanding ZIP archives?

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-12-07 19:01:40 CET

Hadmut Danisch wrote:
> Allow to configure arbitrary transformation programs (e.g. just a
> shell script) on the client side, which recognize files on a pattern
> base and run them through that filter instead of putting them directly
> into that archive.

Client side scripting has been discussed in the past; there are a couple
of obvious problems:

1) security;
2) Subversion is a fully cross-platform tool and some people's computers
are infested with OS's with incompetent shells and no robust scripting
3) distribution of repository standard scripts to clients isn't
available (though at least this is expected to change at some point);
4) did I mention security?

There is nothing stopping you from producing a wrapper to the svn binary
which does whatever massaging you want to the data before calling svn
itself. If it is really useful in the general case, you can submit it
to the Subversion project and it could live along side the other
contrib/client-side tools.


John Peacock
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Received on Wed Dec 7 19:03:34 2005

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