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Re: svn commit doesn't show unknown files.

From: Mark E. Hamilton <mhamilt_at_sandia.gov>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 15:14:50 -0600

Karl Fogel wrote:
> "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.
> Agreed.

I think that this is probably more than I'm able to tackle myself right
now. If Mr. Fogel's response is sufficient for passing the buddy check,
I'll be happy to submit it as an enhancemenet request.

Mark E. Hamilton
Orion International Technologies, Inc.
Sandia National Laboratory, NM.
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