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From "Michael Osipov (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SCM-869) gitexe list() implemented incorrectly
Date Thu, 29 Mar 2018 21:05:00 GMT


Michael Osipov commented on SCM-869:

The {{list}} function has been introduced with SCM-183 12 years ago with b158cf35d05271942a10bbef564366ab6a3059ad.
I have checked few other providers. They have been incorrectly implemented also. The Git provider
has been incorrectly implemented eversince with {{git ls-files}}.

I think this birth issue can only be properly resolved with 2.0.0.

Can you actually raise this general issue on the dev mailing list? I'd be interested in other
devs opinion. I don't might incorrect code altogether or change the Javadoc if this is a better

> gitexe list() implemented incorrectly
> -------------------------------------
>                 Key: SCM-869
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven SCM
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: maven-scm-provider-gitexe
>    Affects Versions: 1.9.5, 1.9.6
>            Reporter: Ilya Basin
>            Priority: Major
> Taking the Svn implementation as a model, ScmProvider.list() should be implemented as
>  * The command must directly query the remote repository for files
>  * A local working copy is unnecessary and if it doesn't exist, the remote repository
must not be checked out.
>  * fileSet.getBasedir() indicates where to run the scm binary. The recommended value
is ".".
>  * fileSet.getFileList() indicates the files to list
>  * repository indicates the repo URL
> Git (among other SCMs) does not support listing remote files, so the command should just
> For listing files in a working copy, users should call the ScmProvider.status() method

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