Seventh column of "status" output

Stefan Sperling stsp at
Fri May 29 07:47:23 CDT 2009

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 11:11:12AM +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
> > -------- Forwarded Message --------
> > From: Fabian Cenedese <Cenedese at>
> > [...]
> > 
> > I think I found another error in the docs, for svn status.
> >
> > 
> > "The out-of-date information appears in the seventh column"
> In svn 1.6, the tree-conflict indicator was inserted at column 7 and the
> out-of-date indicator moved to column 9. (I think the o-o-d indicator
> was in column 8 in svn v1.5, not column 7, so that text was quite a long
> way out of date.)
> I am updating the book... Committed revision 3531. Thanks for reporting
> this.

This could have happened by accident when the code was modified.
Note that in the code, we use string literals like "   C %s\n"
using a fixed amount of leading whitespace... not very late-night
hacking friendly, so such mistakes can creep in easily.

I also noted some discrepancy at some point between reading about
what the output should be and how many columns were actually
printed. Never tried to find the cause, though :/


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