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bikeshed: output of 'svn help mergeinfo'

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Sun, 4 May 2008 15:14:39 -0500

I'm busy updating chapter 4 in the book to match svn-1.5-rc5.

I have two tiny suggestions for the help text of svn mergeinfo:

mergeinfo: Query merge-related information.
usage: mergeinfo SOURCE-URL[@REV] [TARGET[@REV]]

  Query information related to merges (or potential merges) between
  SOURCE-URL and TARGET. If the --show-revs option is not provided,
  display revisions which have been merged from SOURCE-URL to TARGET.
  Otherwise, display the type of information specified by the
  --show-revs option.

First, I think the two uses of the word 'query' should be changed to
'display' or 'show'. "Querying" is what the user is already doing
when she types the command; the command might be querying a merge-db
somewhere internally, but what's important is what it will do for the
user -- display information about merges.

Second, this help text gives no explanation of what TARGET defaults
to. I assume it defaults to URL of '.' or something?

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