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Re: Facing issue in SVN pre commit hook | svnlook cat

From: Dhiraj Prajapati <dhiraj.prajapati_at_games24x7.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:40:22 +0530

Below is the code snippet I am using. I need the file contents in a

*fileContents=`$SVNLOOK cat $REPOS $FNAME -t $TXN`*
*echo "contents:" $fileContents 1>&2*

Am I doing anything wrong?


On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 1:37 PM, Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com> wrote:

> On 25.06.2015 09:31, Dhiraj Prajapati wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a pre-commit hook which validates the contents of the files being
> committed before commit.
> I am using *svnlook cat* command to read the contents of the file being
> committed.
> However, whenever there is a leading slash on a particular line in the
> file, the *svnlook cat* command fails to display the slash. Instead it
> prints the names of all the files/folders in the root directory.
> *Example file contents:*
> xyz
> <input name=abc/>
> /*
> abc
> *Command:*
> svnlook cat <repository_path> <file_name> -t <txn>
> *Output:*
> xyz <input name=abc/> /app /bin /boot /cdrom /dev /etc /home /lib
> /lost+found /media /mnt /opt /proc /root /run /sbin /sources /srv /sys /tmp
> /usr /var /vmlinuz /vmlinuz.old abc
> I want* svnlook cat* to print exactly what is in the file. Please assist.
> This is "impossible" in the sense that 'svnlook cat' does not process the
> contents in any way, it just prints them to stdout.
> You're probably piping the output of 'svnlook cat' into some kind of
> program or script that validates them, and I suspect that script is
> interpreting the contents so that it lists the directory contents as you
> described. You should most likely look for the bug in your validation
> script.
> -- Brane
Received on 2015-06-25 10:11:55 CEST

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