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Using Ruby SVN bindings to get file status

Posted by Jim Morris on Mon Sep 04 11:51:35 -0700 2006

If you Google around for information or even some documentation on the ruby SVN bindings you will find plenty of comments that it simply is not documented, so when I wanted to add an SVN status check to a UI I was working on (a project browser window for Rails), I had to "Use the source Luke". However given the bindings are actually mostly automatically generated by SWIG, and the actual details are hidden in a goo of swig generated c code, even that was a challenge.

Eventually I realized that the API was almost identical to the c level subversion API, not surprisingly, and for the most part it works the way you would expect. However I could not find any examples of the client status call, so here it is for anyone else struggling with this issue.

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Posted in Ruby,svn  |  Tags ruby,subversion,svn,rubysvn  |  3 comments