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RE: r1577170 - remove wildcard handling from some .exe's on Windows

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:12:49 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Branko Čibej [mailto:brane_at_wandisco.com]
> Sent: woensdag 19 maart 2014 15:50
> To: Bert Huijben; 'C. Michael Pilato'; dev_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: Re: r1577170 - remove wildcard handling from some .exe's on
> Windows
>
> On 19.03.2014 14:59, Bert Huijben wrote:
> >
> > The problem is that you can’t quote…
> >
> >
> >
> > So while from python you can pass ‘*’ as an argument on unix, you
> > can’t do this on Windows…
> >
>
> And when, pray tell, do you ever have to pass a literal asterisk as an
> argument to Subversion? Give me one example.

Just to name a few: to set our binary properties, which we documented to just allow '*'

svn:needs-lock
svn:executable

Or
svn ci -m "* STATUS: something"
this example doesn't match anything as ':' is invalid, but this invocation does trigger the glob handling.

        Bert
Received on 2014-03-19 16:17:18 CET

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