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RE: how to find what would be updated: status --show-updates not enough

From: Rob Hubbard <Rob.Hubbard_at_celoxica.com>
Date: 2006-10-13 10:19:37 CEST

Hello Joe,

That relates to my posting:

"Feature suggestion: --dry-run on update"

(I was interested in detecting conflicts in particular.)

I hope the SVN developers do implement "--dry-run" for "svn update".


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Hannon [mailto:jhannon@SeattleMortgage.com]
> Sent: 12 October 2006 18:30
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: how to find what would be updated: status --show-updates not
> enough
> Hi-
> So when you do an svn update, as it updates, it responds with
> information like
> A /svntest/test4.txt
> with a flag that tells you whether the updated file was
> added, deleted, updated, in conflict, or merged. I want to
> get this information without actually doing the updates.
> Confusingly, svn update --dry-run does not work. The mailing
> list taught me that the command is svn status --show-updates.
> However, svn status --show-updates tells you about what
> files in your working copy will be modified only. It won't
> say whether the modification is an update, delete, addition,
> etc. Is there a way to get this information without actually
> doing the update?
> thanks for your help.
> -j

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