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Re: truncated author names in 'svn ls -v' output

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 18:47:12 +0100

On 23.11.2018 10:40, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Branko Čibej wrote on Fri, 23 Nov 2018 10:15 +0100:
>> On 23.11.2018 09:10, Stefan Sperling wrote:
>>> I would like make a change, but it is a highly bikesheddy one so
>>> I'd rather ask the list first to give everyone a chance to suggest
>>> their favourite colours.
>>> The length of author names in 'svn ls -v' output is currently truncated
>>> at 8 columns. Things have been this way since the dawn of time:
>>> https://svn.apache.org/r842817
>> So it has, the idea was to make the output easily parseable with 'cut'
>> etc. That was long before --xml.
> We already broke compatibility with cut(1) when we changed the first
> column's width from %6ld to %7ld. Before that, the output was actually
> aligned with '/bin/ls -l' on my system.

You're right. And of course, the fact that we've had --xml for a long
time should simplify the decision.

I have a couple of ideas ... will make up a patch over the week-end.

-- Brane
Received on 2018-11-23 18:47:21 CET

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