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From Bert Huijben <>
Subject RE: 'svnadmin load-revprops' as first-level command?
Date Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:03:46 GMT
Perhaps the revprop load operation was designed to support some kind of 'refresh' of the revprops
after an earlier dump/sync. In that case it might make sense to have a specific operation,
as that would really change the operation to something completely else.


From: Markus Schaber <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:25:58 AM
To: Daniel Shahaf;
Subject: RE: 'svnadmin load-revprops' as first-level command?


From: Daniel Shahaf []
> I was going through the 1.10 release notes and I found the new load-revprops
> / dump-revprops subcommands:
>     New svnadmin dump-revprops and svnadmin load-revprops subcommands
>     […] svnadmin dump-revprops will save the current values of all
>     revision properties to a dump file. svnadmin load-revprops can be
>     used to set revision properties in a repository to the values saved
>     in a dump file.
> I don't dispute the need for such functionality, but is a separate top-level
> command the right home for it?  I would have expected 'load-revprops' to be
> spelled "svnadmin load --only-revprops" or even "svndumpfilter revprops-only
> | svnadmin load".
> The rationale is that 'load' and 'load-revprops' take exactly the same data
> format and manipulate it in exactly the same way.

I guess that, especially for the "dump" case, "dump-revprops" is (or should be)
much more efficient than a "dump" piped through "svndumpfilter". For "load",
the additional overhead will be smaller, but still there. So I think this
functionality should be implemented in svnadmin itself.

Note, however, that I wouldn't mind it being an "--only-revprops" option to
the existing "load" and "dump" subcommands instead of a new subcommand.

And I also don't oppose the idea of "svndumpfilter revprops-only", which
clearly has its own use cases. :-)

Best regards

Markus Schaber

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