Florian Achleitner <florian.achleitner.2.6...@gmail.com> writes:

> To ease testing without depending on a reachable svn server, this
> compact python script mimics parts of svnrdumps behaviour.
> It requires the remote url to start with sim://.
> Eventual slashes at the end of the url are stripped.

s/ventual/xcess/ perhaps?

> The url specifies the path of the svn dump file (as created by
> svnrdump). Selectable parts of it, or the whole file, are written
> to stdout. The part is selectable by giving start and end revision
> on the command line.
> Start and end revisions can be specified on the command line
> (-rSTART:END, like for svnrdump).
> Only revisions between START and excluding END are replayed from
> the dumpfile specified by the url. END can also be HEAD.
> If the start revision specified on the command line doesn't exist
> in the dump file, it returns 1.
> This emulates the behaviour of svnrdump when START>HEAD, i.e. the
> requested start revision doesn't exist on the server.

Much more understandable than before.

> To allow using the same dump file for simulating multiple
> incremental imports the highest visible revision can be limited by
> setting the environment variable SVNRMAX to that value. This
> effectively limits HEAD to simulate the situation where higher
> revs don't exist yet.

It is unclear how this is different from giving the ceiling by
specifying it as the "END" in -rSTART:END command line.  Is this
feature really needed?
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