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Installing subversion

I was installing subversion a few days back via MacPorts and I noticed the description.

subversion: A cvs like version control system, but without the suck.


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December 28, 2007 at 6:27 pm

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globzilla – destroyer of subversion

At the office today Nick and I tried an experiment. It was a failed one, but who said all news has to be good news? Here’s how it breaks down.

Step 1: Optimal Optimism

Be lazy enough that you don’t want to use one of the plentiful svn add scripts on the net.

Step 2: Arbitrary Assumptions

Decide, hey, I can make that happen with fewer characters!

Step 3: Shiny Shells

Try to run the following in your sleek zsh shell:

svn add **/* So, this step is awesome! It adds all the new files, while not re-adding existing files. It also has the added benefit of scrolling so much text in your console you have time to get a refreshing drink.

Step 4: Reversion Regret

However, the last step has the added benefit of adding svn ignored files by calling them as explicit targets. This gives us a wonderful experience of learning how to selectly svn revert everything our nuclear svn add option just did.

Step 5: Bowing Back

So what have we learned? Sometimes globs do not solve all problems. Most perhaps, but definitely not all. Also, I’d like to give a shout out to my friend subversion, who enabled me to rollback this mess of a command.

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May 3, 2007 at 5:49 pm

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Source Control Rules

I picked up a post over at Wallace B. McClure’s blog regarding build and source control rules.   We have a looser set of rules but only because we have very responsible programmers currently.   Everytime we add an employee we need to reevaluate to check if we need to be more restrictive.

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November 28, 2004 at 6:17 pm

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