svn status too verbose with externals

Adam Compton comptona at
Fri Jan 19 23:29:13 CET 2007

J. David Blackstone wrote:
>   Today I took the mad step of using svn:externals to make my main work repository into a subdirectory of my main directory.  This is great, but now when I svn status I get:
> X      employer
> Performing status on external item at 'employer'
>   I'd rather see nothing if there's nothing to report in the employer/ subdirectory.  Any way to achieve this?
> jdb
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I use a Bash function in my .bash_profile:

function svnst() {
    svn st -q $1 | grep . | grep -v ^Perf

This function passes the parameter of "the files I want the status of", 
uses the "-q" option to hide "?" and "X" files, and then pulls out blank 
lines and lines starting with "Performing...".

- Adam Compton

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