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Re: request for "pretend" option

From: Gregory Margo <gmargo_at_pacbell.net>
Date: 2006-03-28 20:19:54 CEST

On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 06:47:16PM -0500, David Corbin wrote:
> On Sunday 26 March 2006 08:50 pm, Gregory Margo wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 26, 2006 at 02:23:48PM -0500, David Corbin wrote:
> > > On Sunday 26 March 2006 12:29 pm, Craig White wrote:
> > > > On Sun, 2006-03-26 at 11:40 -0500, David Corbin wrote:
> > > > > I'd dearly like a command line option that says "show me what you'd
> > > > > do, but don't do it". This is often "-n" (rsync, make). When doing
> > > > > repository operations (as opposed to working-copy operations), it
> > > > > would be nice to verify what's really happening before screwing up
> > > > > and recording it for all time. :)
> > > >
> > > > ----
> > > > some of the commands have a '--dry-run' option
> > >
> > > According to 1.3.0 help, only merge. I would like to see it on delete,
> > > copy, and import at the least.
> >
> > And "update".
>
> It's not in the help for the 1.3.

I wasn't clear enough. I didn't mean that "update" already had a
dry run option. I meant that I would like to see a dry run option
added to the update command. IMHO, that's a much more frequent
operation than delete, copy, or import.

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Gregory H. Margo
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