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Re: API question: client-side transaction creation

From: Martin Struwe <mastr_at_von-oertzen.org>
Date: 2005-05-09 16:32:17 CEST

Hi Jay,

I'm interested in your QSVN::Transaction project.

"copying multiple directories" may use the same
wildcard-syntax, that "mmv" uses.

If you don't know the unix-shell-command mmv, you can
get an old manual-page at

Good luck, Martin.

Jay Berkenbilt wrote at 2005-02-24:
> Jay Berkenbilt <ejb@ql.org> wrote:
>>I'd like to find or write a program that uses Subversion APIs to
>>perform multiple mkdir/copy/move operations in a single transaction at
>>that runs from the client side rather than the repository side. I'm
>>aware of RSVN which has basically the functionality I'm looking for
>>but runs from the repository side. Is anyone aware of a program that
>>does this from the client side?
> I've written this tool in perl using the SVN client APIs. I intend to
> release it somewhere once I've had some time to really use it, but if
> anyone's interested in the mean time, let me know. In the absence of
> any replies, I'll announce this after my CVS to Subversion migration
> is completed since it's likely that I'll be poking at this tool a bit
> until that time.
> This tool is reasonably involved -- it's over 1,000 lines of perl
> code. It consists mostly of a class called QSVN::Transaction that has
> methods for mkdir, create_file, copy, move, delete, and commit. When
> you call commit, it puts everything in order and creates a tree delta,
> figuring out exactly what to do by using ls from the client interface.
> (This is an oversimplification.) Then there's a command-line tool
> that reads commands from stdin or a file and makes the appropriate
> calls. I intend to use this class and another utility class I also
> wrote to write some additional tools for my conversion, such as one
> that can atomically create branches and tags by copying multiple
> directories at once. One of the functions in my utility class can
> find a URL x/p given p and a URL that is a child of x (such as that of
> the current directory in the working copy). I will be using this to
> have my tool automatically read some configuration data from a node in
> the repository. I'm being vague here, but I can elaborate if there's
> any interest. Basically, the idea is to be able to put .asvn/config
> under the root of the repository and have tools find it and read it
> dynamically, thus allowing us to implement things like repository-wide
> global ignores and other similar features....
> I have to say that it was a pleasure to use the subversion APIs. It
> was not at all difficult to figure out how to use the perl bindings
> once I read through the necessary C header files.
> --Jay

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