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Re: request for "pretend" option

From: David Corbin <dcorbin_at_machturtle.com>
Date: 2006-03-29 03:40:59 CEST

On Tuesday 28 March 2006 01:19 pm, Gregory Margo wrote:
> 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.

It is more frequent, but I'm far less worried about things that affect my
working copy than those that affect my repository.

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