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Feature request: svn status --ignore-externals

From: Marius Gedminas <mgedmin_at_b4net.lt>
Date: 2005-01-14 17:40:16 CET

I would like to request an enhancement for subversion: adding an
'--ignore-externals' or '--local' option to svn status and svn update.
It would do what the name suggests: ignore subdirectories that come from
a different svn repository via svn:externals. A short single letter
option would be nice too.

Use case: the development version of SchoolTool depends on the
development version of Zope 3. To make developer's life easier,
SchoolTool pulls in Zope 3 via svn:externals so you only need a single
svn checkout. However, running svn status or svn update in the working
tree takes a long time, because Zope 3 is rather big.

Another use case: I have added my home directory into Subversion (so
that I could easily replicate it -- or bits of it -- between my laptop
and desktop, plus I get backups). Some larger subdirectories are added
into their own separate subversion repositories and included via
svn:externals. Running svn update or svn status at the root directory
takes a lot of time and produces a lot of output, even when I only want
to see what dotfiles were changed in my topmost repository.

For example, currently when I do svn status, I get this:

  mg@perlas:~ $ svn st
  X .mutt
  X .vim
  X sigs
  M .bashrc
  M .gtimelog/timelog.txt
  ? notes/PreciousFiles
  X .xchat2/xchatlogs
  ? Desktop/savaiminis-pabaigimas.png
  ? Desktop/isimamos-laikmenos.png
  ? Desktop/jautri-narsykle.png
  ? Desktop/iprastas-laisvas-uzsiemes-serveris.png
  ? Desktop/spausk-tolyn.png
  ? Desktop/rodyti-meniu-ikonose.png
  M .ssh/config

  Performing status on external item at '.mutt'
  M .mutt/muttrc.local.perlas
  M .mutt/muttrc

  Performing status on external item at '.vim'
  M .vim/vimrc

  Performing status on external item at 'sigs'

  Performing status on external item at '.xchat2/xchatlogs'
  M .xchat2/xchatlogs/FreeNode-#zope3-dev.log
  M .xchat2/xchatlogs/FreeNode-#pov.log
  M .xchat2/xchatlogs/FreeNode-freenode.log
  M .xchat2/xchatlogs/FreeNode-#schooltool.log
  M .xchat2/xchatlogs/FreeNode-#svn.log

I would like to be able to do (assuming the new option is -l or --local)

  mg@perlas:~ $ svn st -l
  X .mutt
  X .vim
  X sigs
  M .bashrc
  M .gtimelog/timelog.txt
  ? notes/PreciousFiles
  X .xchat2/xchatlogs
  ? Desktop/savaiminis-pabaigimas.png
  ? Desktop/isimamos-laikmenos.png
  ? Desktop/jautri-narsykle.png
  ? Desktop/iprastas-laisvas-uzsiemes-serveris.png
  ? Desktop/spausk-tolyn.png
  ? Desktop/rodyti-meniu-ikonose.png
  M .ssh/config

It would be nice if I also could suppress the X'es, but that's an orthogonal
issue that already has an entry:

  http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1935

Marius Gedminas

-- 
You can't spell evil without vi.

Received on Fri Jan 14 17:42:41 2005

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