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Re: subversion reads from stdin even without tty and breaks

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 13:09:32 -0400

"David Glasser" <glasser_at_davidglasser.net> writes:
> While fixing this is something worth looking into, cronjobs and the
> like just need to use --non-interactive. The Subversion developers
> reserve the right to make any command throw up annoying prompts, pop
> up dialog boxes, or call you on the telephone if you don't pass in
> --non-interactive.

Agreed in principle. However, if we had a patch for detecting isatty
and not prompting when no tty, we'd be happy to apply it. A while ago
Eric Gillespie posted a patch that does some of this work, as part of
accomplishing a slightly different goal:

   http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2008-02/0294.shtml
   [[[
     Run diff output through the user's pager, if any, rather than
     dumping it all to the standard output. ...
   ]]]

I've never tested that patch, and don't know if (for example) it Does
The Right Thing inside an Emacs shell buffer or other non-standard ttys
for which interactive prompting would still be appropriate.

Olaf, got time to give it a try? ("No" is fine, I just always ask.)

-Karl

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