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Re: Log length limit on Windows? Problem with using notepad as log editor?

From: Brass Tilde <brasstilde_at_insightbb.com>
Date: 2004-12-02 20:11:10 CET

> > Scott Palmer writes:
> > I take it then that you have successfully used notepad as the log
> > message editor without any issues?
> Actually no, I don't have a Windows machine to reproduce on.

How did you start notepad? Some windows executables return control to the
calling process immediately, rather than forcing them to wait until the
program completes. Notepad is one of these (at least from a DOS prompt).
This would cause control to return to the svn invokation, which would then
see an empty file (because Notepad hasn't saved it yet) and continue with
not committing the revision because of an empty comment.

There may be a way to specify your editor string by invoking the command
interpreter as the editor command, rather than the editor itself. For
instance, you might set your editor command to "cmd.exe /C notepad.exe". I
haven't tested it, so use at your own risk.

Or using another editor. :-)

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