bzr status provides only truncated log messages

Bug #56011 reported by Steve Alexander
This bug affects 2 people
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Bug Description

When I use bzr status, the text of the pending merges' log messages is truncated.

There is no reasonable way to read just these log messages in full.

For example, bzr status could have a --wide option for this.

Also, the truncation is at some arbitrary number of characters, not the width of my terminal.

Rob Collins gives a workaround:

<lifeless> SteveA: for now, you should be able to do log -r revid:merged-revision-id
<lifeless> you can get that revision from .bzr/checkout/pending-merges

Which is rather complicated for an average user like me.

Revision history for this message
Alexander Belchenko (bialix) wrote :

I think it worth adding hidden command with name `pending-merges' that produce output similar to `log' or `missing' commands

Changed in bzr:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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Martin Pool (mbp) wrote :

Also, this can break test_pending if the terminal of the person running the test is very wide. I'm going to kludge that now by making the test data very wide.

Also, when the output is redirected to a file, there should probably not be any truncation.

I think the truncation should now be reliably at the terminal width.

Changed in bzr:
importance: Wishlist → Low
Revision history for this message
Per Johansson (per.j) wrote :

A penging-merges command would be great. I just ran into the situation where I'd forgotten about my commit --local and did an update. If there'd been a way to find the revision id of my pending merge I might've been able to revert to it. The full log message had also been good for the new commit I had to do.

Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer)
tags: added: status
Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer)
tags: added: check-for-breezy
Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer)
tags: removed: check-for-breezy
Changed in brz:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: bitesized
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