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data written to stderr in pre-commit hook is not output by the client

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: 2006-03-02 03:50:19 CET

I've found the following bug in svn 1.2.3 (I don't know if it has been
fixed in 1.3.0, but I've seen nothing about that in the release notes).
I've reported it as Debian bug 354877.

In a pre-commit hook, I have a line

  echo "some message" >&2

as an information message to make sure that some format checking is
done. The Subversion manual says:

  If the hook program writes data to stderr, it will be marshalled
  back to the client.

But this message is output only in case of failure (instead of

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