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Re: Document return codes of 'svn ls'

From: Hyrum K Wright <hyrum_at_hyrumwright.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:29:11 -0600

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 3:41 AM, Arwin Arni <arwin_at_collab.net> wrote:

> On Saturday 15 January 2011 12:24 AM, anatoly techtonik wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> How can I know if a file is not present in specific revision?
>>
>> From one side I can run 'svn ls' and if it returns 0 when file exists,
>> but if 'svn ls' returns 1 it is impossible to guess between generic
>> error and situation when path for file doesn't exist in this specific
>> revision. Message parsing seems unreliable, because messages seem to
>> depend on locale. Everything could be fine if return codes allowed
>> recognizing these conditions. Perhaps there is some other way. Any
>> hints?
>>
>> --
>> anatoly t.
>>
> I think you're looking for "svn info".
> To check if a file existed at revision X,
>
> svn info ^/path/to/file_at_X (from inside the wc)
> svn info URL_at_X

As a small aside: the question would have gotten more visibility, and
probably a quicker response if asked on the appropriate list:
users_at_subversion.apache.org.

Best,
-Hyrum
Received on 2011-01-20 20:12:27 CET

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