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Re: svn commit doesn't show unknown files.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 18:23:15 -0400

"Mark E. Hamilton" <mhamilt_at_sandia.gov> writes:
> In discussing our upcoming switch to subversion with some of our
> developers, I was asked why 'svn commit' doesn't show unknown files
> (those that appear with a '?' in 'svn status') in the svn-commit.tmp
> file brought up in the editor. I thought I would raise the question
> here.
> The rationale for having it do this is that it's the last point at
> which the developer can see what is being committed, and decide
> whether of not it is correct. (In fact, that would seem to be the
> reason for displaying the files that are being committed.) Since it's
> not uncommon for developers to forget to 'svn add' something, it would
> seem useful to display both the files that would be committed and the
> files that would not be committed, since the latter might include some
> forgotten files.

That's an interesting question...

I think it would make sense to show them, after all the modified files.
How hard this would be to do, I have no idea. Have you had a look at
writing the patch? http://subversion.tigris.org/hacking.html#patches

> Files explicitly ignored with svn:ignore would not need to be displayed.



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