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Re: svn log --verbose not machine parsable?

From: Hari Kodungallur <hkodungallur_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 14:26:14 -0800

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 5:37 AM, Charles Lobo <charles.lobo_at_gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I was writing a script that needed, as one of it's steps, to find all paths
> affected by a given revision.
>
> I figured "svn log --verbose" would be a good way to do it but I'm running
> into problems.
>
> Specifically, when the revision is created by a "svn cp" the log message is
> no longer parse-able. Take for instance the following steps:
>
> $svnadmin create /new
> $svn co file:///new
> $cd new
> $touch "strange (from without closing filename"
> $svn add "strange (from without closing filename"
> $svn ci -m "Test Step 1: Created funny file name"
> $svn cp "strange (from without closing filename" "new strange (from
> filename"
> $svn ci -m "Test Step 2: Did a copy to check log --verbose output"
>
> Basically, I have created a file called "new strange (from filename" which
> is a copy of another strangely named file. Now when I run svn log --verbose
> on this file it gives an un-parseable output (only because this is a copy):
>
> $svn log --verbose -r 2
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r2 | charles.lobo | 2009-02-12 19:08:28 +0530 (Thu, 12 Feb 2009) | 1 line
> Changed paths:
> A /new strange (from filename (from /strange (from without closing
> filename:1)
>
> Test Step 2: Did a copy to check log --verbose output
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> One of the reasons we selected svn was because it was supposedly easy to
> script. But this is throwing a spanner in the works.
>
> Can anyone help?
>
>

Have you tried the --xml option and parse the xml instead?

thanks,
-Hari

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