svn commit without -m

I've tried typing in svn commit and it will bring up a screen with the list of files being added/changed/etc. as well as a place to enter in a message, but pressing enter will add a newline to the message, not initiate the commit.

Is there a hotkey or some key combination to initiate the commit (it looks like there's some sort of emacs-ish like console at the bottom)? This is on a linux system.

-------------Problems Reply------------

It will open your default editor; if you quit the editor, no log message will be saved; thus, the key combination to use depends on your editor. For Emacs, the sequence is Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C. If you want to commit a multi-line log message from a file, there is a -F option to svn commit to do that.

You need to save your commit message before exiting the editor. How you do this of course depends on the editor.

To change the default editor that svn uses you can set either the EDITOR or SVN_EDITOR environment variables. How this is done depends on what OS you use.

As an example, in linux you could add the following to your ~/.bash_profile:

export EDITOR=pico

For more information on choosing the external editor look here: Using External Editors.

Why do you not want to include a message? But you could just do svn commit -m '' and submit a blank mesage.

Category:svn Views:0 Time:2011-03-01
Tags: svn commit

Related post

  • Is it possible to make git svn dcommit result in a single svn commit? 2008-10-01

    According to the manual, git dcommit “will create a revision in SVN for each commit in git.” But is there a way to avoid multiple Subversion revisions? That is, to have git merge all changes prior to performing the svn commit? --------------Solutions

  • How can I do a single SVN commit across multiple externals at the command line? 2009-04-20

    This may be impossible, but I'm going to ask anyway. Without going into the details of why it's like this, I have two primary checkouts that I work in, one for the production release branch, and one for trunk. Each of them is a small collection of sv

  • Running a command with every svn commit 2009-04-26

    Is it possible to make svn run some command before every commit? I have some documentation in LaTeX in the repository and would like to have always the latest version of the compiled docs available as a pdf in the repository. The same would go with d

  • How do I create a SVN Commit Message Template and Hook to Verify 2009-06-11

    I'm using Visual SVN Server and Tortoise SVN (client) for source control. I would like all developers to standardize on a consistent format for checkin notes. For Example I want their Commit Message to default to... Synopsis: Developer Name: (pre-pop

  • SVN commit fails beacuse I did not check out 2009-10-31

    I have some source code and I imported it into SVN. I forgot to update or check out it and made some changes to the files. Now (understandably) SVN does not allow me to commit these changes. It says: svn: '/home/name/folder' is not a working copy Wha

  • SVN commit fails: File already exists 2009-12-03

    I've got a file (mapViewController.m) which is in svn but I cannot commit changes to it. I tried to copy the file elsewhere and then update. The file does not come with the update so I copy it back. Then I can't commit changes to it. This is hard to

  • SVN commit failing due to missing file 2009-12-17

    My SVN won't commit: mac:MiTokeniPhone anemployee$ svn commit . svn: Commit failed (details follow): svn: '/Users/anemployee/Desktop/MiTokeniPhone/main_bg.png' is scheduled for addition, but is missing I used: svn revert -R . Would there have been a

  • PHP: exec(svn commit) is not returning any errors nor working 2010-01-26

    Currently I'm writing out files with php into a directory, I add that directory (works fine), then when i try and do an svn commit its not working nor returning any kind of error codes. Does anyone have any idea on this? $tmp = exec('cd '.$this->b

  • SVN commit fails with "Authorization failed" error 2010-02-01

    I am a new user with SVN, and I meet a problem on SVN commit command. I use TortoiseSVN 1.6.6, and Ubuntu Subversion image with WMware as server. I did create a repository on SVN server, and I can easily checkout files from the repository, but commit

  • Change SVN commit message retroactively? 2010-02-02

    I would like to re-write a big number of SVN commit messages to a different structure, e.g. prefix a category. From: "foo" now accepts "bar" format for connection string. I want core - database - "foo" now accepts "bar" format for connection string.

  • passing contents to EDITOR and getting the results after quit (e.g. git/svn commit) 2010-02-25

    I would like to write a command line tool that passes some formatted text to whatever EDITOR the user has set in the environment and then reading the contents back. How do tools like svn commit and git commit handle this behavior? Is there a standard

  • Alert team members of SVN commit? 2010-04-20

    I'm hosting my own svn repository on ubuntu 8.04. Is there a way for svn to send emails to team members whenever a commit has happened? If coding is required, the only language I'm able to use on a linux server is PHP. So I could write a php script t

  • How to change svn commit message 2010-04-28

    I wrote a script which can auto commit in every 10 minutes. But it's commit message always same ("Code saved"). But i want to change some of them which are milestone. This is my auto commit script: cd c:\inetpub\wwwroot\siteCodes svn commit -m "Code

  • Protect files from svn commit 2010-05-06

    Hey, imagine a plain webapp with a which is under version control. I can't add it to svn:ignore because its a mandatory file. If i make custom changes for development and i don't want to commit them, i have to watch out for accidentl

  • Pretty SVN commit emails: templates 2010-05-10

    Where can I find good templates for svn commit emails? Google led me to this. Even though it was much better than the default post-commit, I didn’t find it very useful. Help much appreciated. --------------Solutions------------- I have found a combin

  • How do I diagnose "svn commit" getting stuck before it starts? 2010-05-20

    I'm commiting a large changeset, including a large binary file (180 MB) over a slow VPN connection. It looks for all the world like it is stalled. How can I diagnose where it is stuck? The output is: $ svn commit -m "My commit message" Connecting to

  • How to read the commentary of a certain svn commit version using terminal? 2010-07-12

    How to read the commentary of a certain commit version using terminal? Like: svn commit_version read or something similar? --------------Solutions------------- It's simple: svn log -c<svn revision> <svn url> Example Output: svn log -c 515

  • SVN commit failed: Directory out of date 2010-07-21

    I have a problem that seems very simple but is hard to solve. I get the mentioned error after deleting a directory. I did not find a solution yet to solve the conflict. This is how it occurs: svn add dir svn add dir/file1 svn commit svn add dir/file2

  • commiting only the property change of a folder not the modified files inside it using svn commit 2010-07-28

    hi i want to commit only the property of a folder not the locally modified files inside it. when i am using svn commit it is commiting also the modified files.please tell me how to get this . thanks --------------Solutions------------- If you set a p

  • Mark a Jira ticket fixed from within an SVN commit 2010-09-28

    I was wondering if its possible to have Jira update a ticket's status to fixed based on parsing an SVN commit and finding Fixed or some other flag in conjunction with the Jira Id? It seems the Jira svn plugin will list the commits that contain a part

Copyright (C), All Rights Reserved.

processed in 0.101 (s). 11 q(s)