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Re: Input validation observations

From: Noorul Islam K M <noorul_at_collab.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 18:42:03 +0530

Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com> writes:

> I tried some potentially invalid inputs to "svn" a week or two ago and
> made notes on what I found. Just posting here in case anyone wants to
> do something about one or more of them.
> Noorul, I'm including you in the "To" addresses because you said you
> were looking for more small tasks to do, so feel free to pick one of
> these if you want to.

Thank you! I will start working on these one by one.

> Where I end with a question mark, it means I'm not sure if we want this
> change, it's just a suggestion.
> * "svn checkout ^/ ^/y" -> "A asf/cxf, A asf/cxf/utils, ...". (Don't
> try this without being ready on the Ctrl-C or Ctrl-\!) It seems to
> ignore "^/y" and create ./(basename(^/)); should fail: "'^/y' is not a
> WC path".
> * "svn checkout ^/subversion/trunk/build ^/y" -> "Checked out revision
> 1040465. URL 'https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/y' doesn't exist".
> Bleach - that's just crazy. Should fail: "'^/y' is not a WC path".
> * "svn copy a ^/b c" doesn't detect the mixed source types in cl, only
> in lib; should reject them at CLI level?
> * "svn info ^/b" -> "Not a valid URL"; should be "path '/b' not found
> in revision REV"?
> * "svn mkdir ^/ a" -> "Illegal repository URL 'a'"; should say "can't
> mix URL and local targets"?
> * "svn mkdir a ^/" -> "Can't create directory
> 'https:/svn.apache.org/repos/asf'"; should not print the URL as if it's
> a local path.
> * "svn mv ^/ ^/" -> "Cannot move path
> 'https:/svn.apache.org/repos/asf' into itself"; should not print the URL
> as if it's a local path.
> * "svn update ^/a" -> "Skipped
> 'https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/a' ..."; should fail: "'^/a' is not a
> WC path"?

svn help update says that the argument should be a PATH. I think it is
right to force the user to enter local PATH.

Thanks and Regards
Received on 2010-11-30 14:13:08 CET

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