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Re: svnsquash has grown new capabilities

From: Eric S. Raymond <esr_at_thyrsus.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 16:01:42 -0400

Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>:
> > Being in contrib/ doesn't mean "casual hack".  It just means "maintained
> > by a contributor", i.e., the Subversion project is distributing it along
> > with Subversion but not taking any responsibility for it.  So IMHO
> > leaving it in contrib is the best course.  Giving it unit tests is fine.
> If there are several files, then it is probably worthy of a
> sub-directory in contrib as we have done for other tools. Something
> like contrib/server-side/svncutter
> Then a README and the tests etc. can all go into that folder.

Noted. I'll resubmit when I have things polished to my satisfaction.

Revision ranges for the -r option can now be comma-separated lists of
ranges, with the obvious interpretation.

I've added the abiliity to rename a property over the specified
revision set. This is useful because svn commit helpfully won't
twiddle svn:author and svn:date - at one point in my disaster
recovery I was applying git diffs to a repo and had to stash these
properties in git:auther and git:date, renaming them later with a
silly little filter script. The proprename subcommand replaces that
silly little filter script.

I just got the 'excise' option for unconditionally removing specified
commits during a squash working - I wanted this to be able to remove
certain cvs2svn conversion artifacts.

Another previously implemented subcommand I forgot to mention is "log"
- run it and get the same output as if you had done svn log run on a
repo created from the dump. I used "svncutter log" followed by an Emacs
session followed by "svncutter setlog" to fix up all the annoying typos
in my comment history.

The current subcommand set (squash, select, propdel, propset, proprename,
log, setlog) is all I had planned for the tool. I'll take requests, however,
if any of you can think of a frequently requested dumpfile-surgery operarion
that I've missed.

		Eric S. Raymond
Received on 2009-10-07 22:04:27 CEST

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