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Re: bug report "svn propset"

From: Mantas Balnys <mantas.balnys_at_nomagic.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 10:15:34 +0200

Hello Paul

Thanks for your help. Anyway I think that such application behavior
should be changed. Property value can be any string and "svn help" does
not give any hint about this.


Mantas Balnys
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Paul Koning wrote:
>>>>>> "Mantas" == Mantas Balnys <mantas.balnys_at_nomagic.com> writes:
>  Mantas> OS: Fedora 8 SVN: 1.4.4
>  Mantas> Example: svn propset "propname" "-propvalue" file.txt svn:
>  Mantas> invalid option character: p
>  Mantas> It seems that propvalue can't start with '-'
> Yes, it can.
> Unix switches (options) begin with "-", and modern apps allow options
> to appear anywhere in the command line.  So "-propvalue" is the switch
> "-p" with value "ropvalue".
> There is also a standard Unix convention that says "there are no more
> options in this command line".  That is the way you deal with command
> arguments that begin with "-".  And Subversion supports this.  You do
> this by inserting "--" (two dashes) after the last option.
> For example:
>     svn propset -q -- propname -propvalue file.txt
> Here -q is an option but -propvalue is a command argument.  This will
> do what you asked for.
>    paul
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