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From Mark Phippard <>
Subject Re: Subversion 1.8 "--non-interactive" and "--force-interactive" flags behavior
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:42:48 GMT
On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:20 AM, Branko ─îibej <> wrote:

>>> The better option of course is to just use the JavaHL API instead.
>> I have seen this problem as well.  We have a Java server application
>> that scripts the command line so that it can retrieve and accept the
>> SSL certificate.  We added the new --force-interactive option but the
>> problem is that the prompting seems to happen in the process that
>> started the Java server application instead of in the application
>> itself. So it is no longer possible to capture the command line output
>> with the certificate details and accept it.
> It has nothing to do with processes. We prompt the terminal, and read
> responses from the terminal, instead of using stderr for the prompt and
> stdin for the response. Note that on Windows, this was always the case
> for certain kinds of prompts. 1.8 merely makes that consistent.
>> Personally, I think this is a regression and not an improvement.
> You had a year and a half to raise this on dev@. :)

When the changes were made I just assumed Java apps would still work.
I assumed the code would just see the JVM as being the terminal.  I
also generally trust the dev team to not introduce regressions.  Guess
I was wrong on both counts.


Mark Phippard

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