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Re: Methods to test whether a URL is valid

From: Mark Bohlman <mbohlman_at_tcicredit.com>
Date: 2004-07-07 16:19:37 CEST

Mark Bohlman wrote:

> Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
>
>> Cheers!
>>
>> I'm currently fighting with vss2svn, and doing so I had big problems
>> specifying a 'file:' URL:
>>
>> D:\temp>svn log file:D:/temp/svndb
>> svn: Error resolving case of 'file:/D:/temp/svndb'
>> D:\temp>svn log file:/D:/temp/svndb
>> svn: Error resolving case of 'file:/D:/temp/svndb'
>> D:\temp>svn log file://D:/temp/svndb
>> svn: Unable to open ra_local session to URL
>> svn: Local URL 'file://D:/temp/svndb' contains unsupported hostname
>>
>> These error-messages are (to me, at least) pretty meaningless.
>>
>> Yes, when everything fails, read the instructions which revealed the
>> triple slash. However, for the sake of scriptability, I would have
>> liked to just call 'svn probe <URL>' and just get as answer whether
>> there is a repository accessible under the given URL or not. Would
>> have saved me some trouble.
>>
>> thanks
>>
>> Uli
>
>
> Try svn log file:///D:/whatever.
>
> You need 3 slashes on the file:/// command.
> -- Mark

(Or reading the entire email! <:-I I should go back to sleep!)

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