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Re: Feature request: Really verbose status information

From: Holger Hellmuth <hellmuth_at_ira.uka.de>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 14:55:01 +0200

David Weintraub schrieb:
> I have a PHP script that does my Subversion log for most of my users
> (even the developers). I use the "--xml" parameter and then use a
> style sheet to format the log output. It would be pretty easy to add a
> key to the statuses on that log.

Excellent idea. If you can part with a copy of your script, I would be interested. Sadly
this means remembering a separate command for status reports, this is not much different
from telling my users to use 'svn help status'. Easily forgotten a month later.

> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 12:22 PM, Holger Hellmuth <hellmuth_at_ira.uka.de> wrote:
>> Still I think usability of the command line client could be improved by having a switch -w
>> aka --wordy (as --verbose is already taken) that either
>> a) substitutes the symbols with short words, i.e. instead of 'M' you have 'Modified',
>> instead of '*' you have 'out-of-date', 'outdated' or 'obsolete'. Naturally this would make
>> the line substantially longer, the flags would need around 50 chars to still be aligned.
>> Alternatively the words could be packed and cutoff with a plus sign at 20-30 chars as more
>> than three flags should be quite seldom.
>> b) or adds an index after the status list, where all those (and only those) symbols that
>> occured in the status list have a short explanation line similar to what is printed for
>> that symbol in svn help status. The nice thing is, you always get only the information you
>> need, in a compact way.
>> I think I would prefer solution b, since the short words may in some cases be still too
>> short to give an adequate hint to what it means.
>> For best results it should be possible to turn this on by default in the users config file.

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Received on 2008-06-23 14:55:00 CEST

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