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Re: svn log --verbose not machine parsable?

From: Charles Lobo <charles.lobo_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 16:38:05 +0530

Good option. For now, I have been able to parse it correcly (attached
code to earlier mail), so I'll stick with that. But I'll look @xml for
future requirements.


On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 4:33 AM, Hyrum K. Wright
<hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
> 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'.
> -Hyrum


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