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From Kim Gräsman <>
Subject Re: Change prevprops in pre-commit
Date Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:42:11 GMT
On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 3:26 PM, Philip Martin
<> wrote:
> I think we should provide command line support for setting txnprops.
> The code is simple enough, the iterface is a bit harder.  There was was
> some debate on IRC as to whether it should be
>    svnlook propset -t txn
> or
>    svnadmin settxnprop -t txn
> For svnlook it means adding a write subcommand to a program that at
> present is read-only.  If we add "-r REV" support to be consistent with
> other subcommands then we would then need further options to run/bypass
> hooks. This would then overlap with the existing "svnadmin setrevprop".
> For svnadmin it means that a pre-commit needs to use different programs
> for reading and writing txnprops rather than just using svnlook, and the
> name new name "settxnprop" is a different pattern from the existing
> "propget" name.
> We will probably need some way to delete txnprops as well.  There is
> currently a new-in-1.9 "svnadmin delrevprop" to delete revision
> properties, so either "svnlook propdel" or "svnadmin deltxnprop".
> Or perhaps the new subcommand to set txnprops should allow a way to
> delete as well?

This would be much appreciated, we talked about this this morning in
the wake of our Python hack modifying transaction files directly.

I don't know what the tools look like on the inside, but to me it
would be nice if the interface treated -r and -t as interchangeable,
so it was just a matter of choosing whether you wanted to poke at a
transaction-in-flight or an existing revision.

- Kim

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