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From Ryan Schmidt <>
Subject Re: "svnlook pl --revprop" does not work on transactions?
Date Mon, 01 Mar 2010 17:45:04 GMT
On Mar 1, 2010, at 11:20, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Olivier Dehon wrote:
>> On Sat, 2010-02-27 at 08:43 -0600, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> Why can't he use "svnlook pl --revprop -t" as he suggested? "svnlook help pl"
suggests this should work.
>> Agreed, it might be a missing feature. I was just trying to suggest a
>> workaround for what the OP wanted to achieve.
> This is not an oversight.  Subversion's public interfaces have always split
> trees of changes in the repository into two non-overlapping segments:
> revisions ("which are sets of tree changes that have been promoted into new,
> numbered, revisions by the commit process"), and transactions ("which are
> sets of tree changes not yet promoted into revisions").  We believe that the
> fact that those "revisions" are just promoted "transactions" (meaning, that
> you can still address them by their transaction name) is a bit of an
> implementation detail that needn't be revealed through the public interfaces
> to Subversion.

So you're saying "svnlook pl --revprop -t" is not meant to work? If that's correct, how are
we meant to know this from the output of "svnlook help pl" (which I'll show again) which clearly
states that "--revprop" may be used with either "-r" or "-t"?

$ svnlook help pl
proplist (plist, pl): usage: 1. svnlook proplist REPOS_PATH PATH_IN_REPOS
                             2. svnlook proplist --revprop REPOS_PATH

List the properties of a path in the repository, or
with the --revprop option, revision properties.
With -v, show the property values too.

Valid options:
  -r [--revision] ARG      : specify revision number ARG
  -t [--transaction] ARG   : specify transaction name ARG
  -v [--verbose]           : be verbose
  --revprop                : operate on a revision property (use with -r or -t)
  --xml                    : output in XML

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