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Re: Little annoyance with "svn commit" on Win2K ;-)

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2004-03-11 15:59:14 CET

Schifferdecker, Udo wrote:

> Hi,
> using Subversion 1.0 on Win2K and ran into the following "feature".
> When committing a file with
> svn commit -m "A: feature XY"
> in the command shell svn tries to access the floppy drive A: twice.
> I have to close two error message boxes saying there is no disk, then the
> commit succeeds.
> Workarounds:
> svn commit -m " A: feature XY"
> svn commit -m "\A: feature XY"
> or
> Insert a floppy in drive A:
> No big deal, but a fix would be nice :-)

That's a feature, not a bug. It's checking to be sure that the argument
passed to -m isn't the name of a file, to avoid having people mix up the
-F and -m arguments. It's rather annoying to write your log message to
a file then accidentally run 'svn commit -m filename' instead of 'svn
commit -F filename', thus ending up with "filename" as your log entry
instead of the contents of filename, as you most likely intended.


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Received on Thu Mar 11 15:59:57 2004

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