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--dry-run switch for svn update

From: malone <malone_at_fxhome.com>
Date: 2005-02-17 18:07:46 CET


  I'm looking for a way to do a dry run of svn update, so I can see what
will be updated without it actually changing the files. Unfortunately
svn update doesn't support the --dry-run switch. I've looked through the
archives and seen a couple of workarounds suggested. The first was

svn status -u

  This shows what files will be changed but doesn't show conflicts. The
other option seems to be

svn merge --revision BASE:HEAD --dry-run .

  This works great, but only if all the files in the working copy have
the same BASE revision. svn update calculates the BASE and HEAD
revisions on a per file basis, but svn merge will use the same BASE and
HEAD revision for every file. This means they will work differently on a
working copy that has files with differing revisions.

  I personally think it would make sense to add a --dry-run switch to
update, but I would welcome any other suggestions.



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