Issue 2442 matching options for show contents

Title matching options for show contents
Priority bug Status unknown
Milestone Resolved in
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Created on 2015-02-22.21:50:01 by bfrk, last changed 2020-08-02.08:31:12 by bfrk.

msg18214 (view) Author: bfrk Date: 2015-02-22.21:50:00
The flags to select a specific patch don't make 
sense for show contents.

This is the relevant part of the help output:

Usage: darcs show contents [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Outputs a specific version of a file.

             --match=PATTERN       select a single patch matching PATTERN
  -p REGEXP  --patch=REGEXP        select a single patch matching REGEXP
  -h HASH    --hash=HASH           select a single patch with HASH
  -t REGEXP  --tag=REGEXP          select tag matching REGEXP
  -n N       --index=N             select one patch

The only option that is useful here is --tag, because only a tag gives
you a "specific version" of a file.

A good way to fix this would be to replace the nonsense options with
semantically correct ones: --to-match or --to-patch (there is no
-to-hash currently, but --to-match 'hash HASH' would do the trick).
These forms explicitly refer to the set of patches up to (including) a
given patch, where "up to" means "in the order in which they are
currently stored in the repository".
msg22379 (view) Author: bfrk Date: 2020-08-02.08:31:10
See also issue2458.
Date User Action Args
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