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RE: post-commit hook stderr not marshalled back

From: Giulio Troccoli <Giulio.Troccoli_at_uk.linedata.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:42:31 +0000


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-----Original Message-----

> From: Bastien Semene [mailto:bsemene_at_cyanide-studio.com]
> Sent: 21 January 2010 14:07
> To: users_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: post-commit hook stderr not marshalled back
> Hi list,
> I currently can't get the stderr output of the post-commit
> hook script back to the client.
> The goal of this part of this post-commit hook script is to
> update a specific working copy when someone commit on a
> particular folder, and the commiter to verify the version of
> this working copy.
> Everything works fine except that the client (Tortoise)
> doesn't display the version of the working copy.
> To display the new version of the working copy, I've done a
> nasty hack to redirect the stdout to stderr so svn should
> marshalled back the message to the client as described in the
> documentation :
> "If the post-commit hook returns a nonzero exit status, the
> commit will not be aborted since it has already completed.
> However, anything that the hook printed to stderr will be
> marshalled back to the client, making it easier to diagnose
> hook failures."
> This is the interesting part of my script :
> "
> #!/bin/sh
> [...]
> /usr/bin/grep revision -f $1/hooks/revision 1>&2 exit 1 "
> When I add 2>test before 1>&2, it works, so stdout is
> correctly redirected to stderr. The exit 1 should correctly
> send a nonzero exit status.
> So, I don't know what's wrong.
> If someone can help this will be great. :)

Why don't you just redirect directly to stderr like

/usr/bin/grep revision -f $1/hooks/revision > stderr

And shouldn't exit 1 be on another line?
Received on 2010-01-21 15:43:08 CET

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