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Re: svn log --verbose not machine parsable?

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 17:03:32 -0600

On Feb 12, 2009, at 7:37 AM, Charles Lobo 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?
If you are looking for machine parsable output, you should take a look
at the --xml switch. It works with most commands, including 'svn log'.



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