undocumented 'merge' output letters
phil.m.edwards at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 10:08:40 CST 2007
(Because this regards an omission to both the "help" output and the
red-bean book, I've put both lists on the To: line, so caveat lector.)
One of my subversion 1.4 users has come to me saying that he can't
find documentation of some of the status column letters printed during
a merge operation. I knew what (for example) "G"/"U" meant, but only
because I had once looked at /trunk/subversion/svn/status.c for an
explanation back when I first started using subversion myself. :-)
So I started looking around, and found that:
- "svn help merge" describes no status letters at all
- "svn help status" only describes letters printed during a stat
operation, not any other op.
- the previous two items also apply to the "complete reference"
chapter of the book (as of r2627), q.v.,
- there doesn't seem to be a comprehensive list on the tigris.org
site, but I could be totally overlooking something there.
Anyhow, just FYI. Thanks for such a great tool and a great book.
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