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Book and svn help disagree on list verbose output

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Trivial
    • Resolution: Invalid
    • Affects Version/s: all
    • Fix Version/s: unscheduled
    • Component/s: docs
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      Description

      The book indicates that the first column from list --verbose indicates whether a
      file or directory has properties, but the sample output does not include such a
      column (supposedly the values are _ or P).
      
      I first assumed that _ represented a blank, so there's a "hidden" column if none
      of the files or directories have properties, and generated a patch against the
      book assuming that was the case.
      
      However, svn help makes no mention of the properties column, so I'm guessing
      that the book is out of date.
      
      The other problem with the paragraph in question is that it refers to files
      modified in the repository as "updated"; elsewhere, "update" seems to be
      reserved for local imports of server-side changes, so in my second patch I
      changed the word "updated" to "modified".  Feel free to ignore if I've missed
      the point.
      
      Here are two patches; the first assuming that there _is_ a hidden column, the
      second assuming that there isn't.
      
      --- ch03.xml	(revision 7645)
      +++ ch03.xml	(working copy)
      @@ -1965,7 +1965,7 @@
             </screen>
       
             <para>The columns tell you if a file has any properties
      -        (<quote>P</quote> if it does, <quote>_</quote> if it doesn't),
      +        (<quote>P</quote> if it does, a blank space if it doesn't),
               the revision it was last updated at, the user who last updated
               it, the size if it is a file, the date it was last updated,
               and the item's name.</para>
      
      --- ch03.xml	(revision 7645)
      +++ ch03.xml	(working copy)
      @@ -1964,11 +1964,10 @@
          2785 sally               Jul 29 19:07 trunk/
             </screen>
       
      -      <para>The columns tell you if a file has any properties
      -        (<quote>P</quote> if it does, <quote>_</quote> if it doesn't),
      -        the revision it was last updated at, the user who last updated
      -        it, the size if it is a file, the date it was last updated,
      -        and the item's name.</para>
      +      <para>The columns tell you the revision at which the file or
      +        directory was last modified, the user who modified it, the size
      +        if it is a file, the date it was last modified, and the item's
      +        name.</para>
        
           </sect2>
      

      Original issue reported by jdaily

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