Possible problem with -f option to rename

Peter Williams pwil3058 at bigpond.net.au
Fri Mar 30 19:43:56 CDT 2007

Eric M. Hopper wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-29 at 11:05 +1000, Peter Williams wrote:
>> During testing of my revision control GUI wrapper using hg as a back end 
>> I've noticed an anomaly when the -f option is used with rename to force 
>> the overwriting of an existing file.
> BTW, is your wrapper Open Source?

It will be.

>  If it is, where can it be found?

It's still a little too crude for publication.  I've been building it 
from the bottom up i.e. making components that will eventually be put 
together to make a usable tool.  Most of the effort so far has gone into 
a file tree display (with status) and provision of mechanisms to execute 
hg commands on selected files.  That's mostly finished -- just needs 
some mods so that diff/revert can handle the case where a working 
directory has two parents.

The next component will be something to display useful information about 
the working directory e.g. branch, parents, etc.  After that I think 
that it will be in good enough shape for publication -- although still a 
long way short of what I hope it can eventually be.  But I think 
feedback from potential users will be crucial from that point on.

I'll try to have something available within the next week.

Peter Williams                                   pwil3058 at bigpond.net.au

"Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious."
  -- Ambrose Bierce

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