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Re: Newbie /etc/subversion question

From: Dirk Schenkewitz <schenkewitz_at_docomolab-euro.com>
Date: 2005-04-19 13:20:59 CEST

Correcting a studid mistake:

Dirk Schenkewitz wrote:
> William Nagel wrote:
>> It would be interesting to allow hook scripts to communicate
>> bidirectionally with the client, requesting further input when they
>> need it. That would be a hard feature to get right, though, and it
>> would require support on both the server and the client.
>> For now, it should be noted that you can perform a limited amount of
>> communication back to the user from your hook scripts. Anything that
>> you write to standard error will be sent back to the client and
>> displayed.
> ... but ONLY if the hook returns Failure (that is, return code is different
> from 0) and thus reject the commit.
> That also means that a "real communication" between server and client does
> not take place - it is more like:
> - the hook can write an error message (which may be build up from several
> pieces of text, not neccesarily all in one go) to <stdout>

"<stdout>" should read "<stderr>"

> - if the hook returns 1, everything written to <stderr> up to that point
> is transferred to the client and shown there.
> (If the hook returns 0 and thereby accepts the commit, everything the hook
> has written to <stderr> is thrown away.)
> By the way, because the error message must be written to *<stderr>*,
> 'rbash'
> cannot be used to operate a hook script, a full-featured 'bash' or a
> different
> shell is needed. 'rbash' cannot do redirections, for security reasons.
>> So if you want to require a defect ID, you can parse the log message
>> to look for one, and if it's not there cancel the commit with an error
>> message to the user telling them that they need to add a defect ID to
>> their log message and recommit.
>> -Bill


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