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Re: PHP script for viewing subversion repositories

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-08-25 16:21:30 CEST

Martin, we could put this in the tools/ area of Subversion, if you're
okay with maintaining it there. It'd get its own subdirectory, and
would need a README (although if you want to keep the script's
documentation inside the script, it's fine for the README just to say
briefly what the script does and then refer to the script for further

Let us know,

Martin MAURER <martin.maurer@email.de> writes:
> I recently wrote a small PHP script which displays subversion
> repositories similar (but not as powerful) to viewcvs.
> This script calls the svn binary of your system and parses the output.
> I wrote it as I had some problems with viewcvs cvs version (first not
> getting it installed easily and then not doing some things - diff - for
> me correctly).
> Although this script is not well tested and even lacking some features
> in respect to viewcvs it works well fo me, and so I decided to send it
> to this list, so maybe other people could use it too. I most likely wont
> do a lot of further changes (as it does what i needed it to do), but if
> anyone has problems "installing" it, i could of course try to help out -
> just send a mail.
> If anyone improves the script I would be happy to get a copy of it.
> Please know, that there may be security problems that I don't know of.
> (I am not a professional PHP programmer, and this script executes shell
> commands - so don't use this script on publically available servers as
> long as no one rechecked it for problems regarding security - you have
> been warned.)
> Things that (should) work:
> - browsing the repository
> - viewing the logs of a file
> - retrieving diffs between a file+revision and the previous revision
> - manually switching to a specific revision
> Things that dont't work / are missing:
> - error handling
> - show some sort of revision log for a directory
> (didn't know how to get the revisions of a directory where its direct
> childs changed using an elegant way.)
> - not tested on _big_ archives
> To install it, simply put the .php file into some direcotry on your
> PHP-enabled webserver (you may rename the php file without breaking
> something) and edit the top part of the file.
> (you have to specify your repositories and such things)
> greetings
> Martin
> PS: I am not on this list any more - so CC for any feedback/question/...
> diff -b -B --unchanged-group-format='' --new-group-format='::DIFF::NEW: %>' --old-group-format='::DIFF::OLD: %<' --changed-group-format='::DIFF::CHANGED: %< <--> %>' $6 $7

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