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From Branko ─îibej <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: truncated author names in 'svn ls -v' output
Date Fri, 23 Nov 2018 17:47:12 GMT
On 23.11.2018 10:40, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> 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.

You're right. And of course, the fact that we've had --xml for a long
time should simplify the decision.

I have a couple of ideas ... will make up a patch over the week-end.

-- Brane


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