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From Ryan Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Issue with Subversion client - svn command line interface - Spaces in the message
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:24:40 GMT

On Apr 17, 2014, at 11:49, Srinivasa Dara <> wrote:

> I am using command line version of svn, version 1.6.11 (r934486) in GNU/Linux

Which Linux, specifically?

Can you try a newer version of Subversion? 1.6.x and earlier are no longer supported.

> When I run any svn command with -m option which has spaces in the message, throwing below
> svn: Illegal repository URL ''
> Example:
> svn mkdir <URL> -m "Message with spaces does not work"
> Output:
> svn: Illegal repository URL ''
> Note: I am using other machine with same OS and svn version, it works with spaces in
the message.

I’ve never seen this problem before.

What shell are you using?

Do you have any shell aliases defined regarding the svn command that might be interfering?

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