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From Ryan Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Subversion commit email script and "unprintable" characters
Date Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:52:06 GMT

On Jan 13, 2016, at 9:27 AM, Alfred von Campe wrote:
> We are using a (very old) script to send out email notifications from
a post-commit hook on our Linux server running Subversion 1.7.5.  Lately I’ve noticed some
emails that contain lots of “unprintable” characters.  Here is a snippet from a recent
>     If it?\226?\128?\153s nil, I set to false.
> This is happening mostly from Mac clients.  Running “svn log” from the command line
on Linux and Windows shows the check-in comment correctly, but not from a Mac client ironically.
 This leads me to believe that the log is stored correctly on the server but that the
is script is not properly sending it out.  I assume this is an issue with not properly encoding
TF.  So my questions are:
>    1. Where can I find the latest version of the script and does it fix
this issue?
>    2. If not, what is the current recommended script to use to send email notifications
from a post-commit hook?

The current version of is here:

As it says at the top:

# This script is deprecated.  The Subversion developers recommend
# using for post-commit and post-revprop change
# notifications.  If you wish to improve or add features to a
# post-commit notification script, please do that work on
# See .

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