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Re: FEATURE REQUEST: svnadmin to accept URL notation file:///

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: 2007-04-27 11:09:07 CEST

[Josh Gilkerson]
> I definitely don't think a switch should be mandatory, but it might
> be nice (especially for scripts) to add a switch that says 'hey, this
> next thing is a url' or 'hey, this next thing is a file' and have svn
> treat it that way even when it looks like it isn't.

Actually we have such a flag already, to denote that something is
definitely a relative pathname rather than a URL. It is in the form of
the prefix "./". Try it. It works.

It also works for the other case you forgot to mention: paths that
begin with the "-" character. Those are just as legal as the paths
you're worried about, you know, although I don't recall hearing a whole
lot of complaining from users about how hard it is to run 'svn diff' on
their working copy file which happens to be named "-r44".

Received on Fri Apr 27 11:09:19 2007

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