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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: truncated author names in 'svn ls -v' output
Date Fri, 23 Nov 2018 09:40:27 GMT
Branko ─îibej wrote on Fri, 23 Nov 2018 10:15 +0100:
> On 23.11.2018 09:10, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> > I would like make a change, but it is a highly bikesheddy one so
> > I'd rather ask the list first to give everyone a chance to suggest
> > their favourite colours.
> >
> > The length of author names in 'svn ls -v' output is currently truncated
> > at 8 columns. Things have been this way since the dawn of time:
> > https://svn.apache.org/r842817
> 
> So it has, the idea was to make the output easily parseable with 'cut'
> etc. That was long before --xml.

We already broke compatibility with cut(1) when we changed the first
column's width from %6ld to %7ld.  Before that, the output was actually
aligned with '/bin/ls -l' on my system.

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