Insights from bzr newbie coming from git

John Arbash Meinel john at
Thu Nov 30 16:32:29 GMT 2006

Wouter van Heyst wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 09:06:34AM -0600, Matthew D. Fuller wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 05:01:29PM +0200 I heard the voice of
>> Marius Kruger, and lo! it spake thus:
>>> maybe add the following to all the commands taking revision
>>> arguments: see also: `bzr help revisionspec`
>> .From a glance at a few of the revspec-using commands, the help for -r
>> seems to have no description already.  perhaps just adding a "See help
>> revisionspec" desc for them would do the trick (saying 'bzr' seems
>> redundant).
> Doh, that is the obvious place to point at the revisionspec topic. Can't
> believe I missed that!
> Still, I'm not entirely satisfied with the attached patch, comments
> welcome.
> `bzr help merge` (and the rest) now sports:
>   -r ARG, --revision=ARG
>                         See the revisionspec help topic for a list of valid
>                         arguments
> Wouter van Heyst

I think:

  -r ARG, --revision=ARG
                        See 'help revisionspec' for details


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