subversion-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Blair Zajac <>
Subject Re: can i svn cat without keyword expansion
Date Sun, 08 Aug 2010 22:38:08 GMT

On Aug 8, 2010, at 8:50 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 9:21 PM, Blair Zajac <> wrote:
>> On Aug 6, 2010, at 3:16 PM, Bob wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> If I do "svn cat" on a file, with the svn:keywords property set, it expands out
>>> SVN keywords such as $Date$, $Revision$, $Id$, etc., in the file (the ones there
>>> were included in the svn:keywords property anyway). Is there an option that will
>>> NOT do the expansion? Or is there some other way of using the svn client that
>>> will achieve the same thing? As I understand, the file is stored in the
>>> repository with keywords not expanded, and the client expands them when it
>>> retrieves them, so shouldn't it be trivial to have a functionality to skip this
>>> step?
>>> Thanks,
>> Do you want to do this for all files in a checkout or just get a file?  If the later,
you can use curl or wget if you're using http:// or https:// scheme.
> The original poster in this thread asked about using "svn cat" and
> disabling the keywords: quite sensible, really.

Who said anything about not providing this feature?  I would find it useful when I do diffs
also.  This was just a workaround if you needed a single file without keywords.  For a trees
worth, of course, it would be painful to script to do a checkout without keyword expansion.


View raw message