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

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-12-02 20:15:55 CET

"Brass Tilde" <brasstilde@insightbb.com> writes:
> 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.


Brass Tilde, I'll bet you've got it. This seems to match the symptoms
(Scott, to verify you could try committing with -m "" and see if that
gets the same result).

This is so unexpected that I think we should make a FAQ item for it,
even though it is not all that frequently encountered. Let's wait for
verification from Scott first, though.

> 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.

If this works, it can go in the FAQ item.


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