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Patch for bash-completion that enables Subversion completion

From: Josh Glover <josh.glover_at_tfcci.com>
Date: 2004-07-27 18:47:55 CEST

Some of you, I suspect, might already be using bash-completion. If not,
you might find it worth your time to check out:


bash-completion has pretty advanced completion for CVS, and I *really*
missed it when I switched to SVN a couple of weeks ago.

I found contrib/subversion in the source tarball for latest version of
bash-completion,[1] but I wanted something a little smarter, like how
completion for cvs(1) works currently.

So, I rolled my own. But, in the spirit of Master Foo (right, Matthew?),
and The Unix Way, I wrote a little Perl script that generates shell code
to implement completion, using the 'svn help' command. This has the nice
property of allowing me to automatically generate the code whenever svn
options or subcommands change. I have attached the Perl script as well,
just in case you are interested.

Find attached a patch against bash-completion-20040711 that implements
completion for svn(1) (Subversion).

I have submitted the patch to Ian, who wrote and maintains bash-
completion, so hopefully, it will be rolled into the main distribution
soon. Until then, you should always be able to grab the latest version
of the patch from:


(I know, it is not there yet, but it will be when I go home for lunch.)


[1] http://www.caliban.org/files/bash/bash-completion-20040711.tar.gz

Josh Glover <josh.glover@tfcci.com>
Software Engineer
Twenty First Century Communications, Inc.
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