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Re: virtual svn shell

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-18 18:04:40 CEST

On 5/18/07, Russell E Glaue <rglaue@cait.org> wrote:
> Is there anything like a virtual svn shell available?
> It would be something that allows you to manipulate a svn repository without
> having to actually check anything out to disk.
> The current way to manipulate a repos without checking anything out is to call
> svn commands with the SVN repos URL. But if you want to execute several commands
> within one transaction/commit, you cannot do it with that method.
> So having like a virtual svn shell that would create a transaction, updating it
> with your svn command executions, and then commit that transaction when your
> done would be a great benifit.
> The benefit is so you can do, within a single commit/transaction, lots of
> tagging, deleting, etc. without having to check out an entire trunk, branch or
> several tags.
> Is there anything like this currently available, or even in the planning phase?

Yes. There is a tool called svnmucc that exists in the repository.
Currently you have to compile it yourself, but I think there are plans
to make it more official. It has received a lot of TLC recently in

There has been talk about taking this further and making it an actual
shell, but right now is a tool that lets you run several commands as
one operation.


Mark Phippard
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Received on Fri May 18 18:04:58 2007

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