FEATURE REQ: group common commands under 'ls' instead of separate commands

Jari Aalto jari.aalto at cante.net
Sat Sep 10 23:02:26 BST 2005

Aaron Bentley <aaron.bentley at utoronto.ca> writes:

| No, inventory doesn't tell you anything about the repo.  It only tells
| you about the state of files in the working tree, i.e. whether they're
| versioned, ignored, or unknown.  
| I like that saying about 'as simple as possible, but no simpler'.  If
| status listed the same data as inventory, it would be too long to be
| useful.  The two kinds of state are really quite different,

But in the end the idea is to show list of files and inventory does
that too. The end user is interested in "what state they are" and it's
quite surprising that status command does not show the files in the

This is unlike CVS and Subversion and causes lot of confusion. At
least it did for me.


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