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Re: Error during checkout - svn: Date parsing failed

From: Greg Goodrich <ggoodrich_at_medinotes.com>
Date: 2004-05-26 18:53:15 CEST

Well, I'm not directly using a shell, and thus am not certain which
shell is being used. I'm using a perl script that someone else wrote,
and it is issuing the svn command through a perl mechanism. This is
happening on a windows machine, and the perl script itself is being run
via bash, but I don't know what perl itself on a windows box will exec
when running a shell command. Quite likely it is running cmd.exe. If I
find out more, I will post the info.

Benjamin Pflugmann wrote:

>On Mon 2004-05-17 at 11:43:08 -0500, you wrote
>>Okay, I figured out my problem. I was using the examples of svn propset
>>from the online book, which all seem to have the property value enclosed
>>in single quotes. You do NOT want this when setting svn:date! It keeps
>>the quotes as part of the property value, and thus causes the Date
>>parsing failed message to occur.
>Just a minor clarification for other readers: quite probably this has
>nothing to do with svn:date being special, but with the shell Greg
>used (MS-DOS box?).
>So you should read this as "you do not want this when setting
>properties under Windows with the same shell as Greg used". The
>examples work fine with bash and tcsh (under Linux) and should work
>with any reasonable UNIX-style shell (Cygwin under Windows should be
>fine, too). Usually svn doesn't see the single quotes at all, because
>the shell already handled and removed them. Apparently Windows works
>different here.
>As the book says at the start, the examples are written with a UNIX
>shell in mind.
> Benjamin.
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