I work with a distributed team of Ruby (on Rails) developers, and we use Subversion as our repository of choice. Just recently, I wanted to find out which files were recently changed or added to a particular directory of our project.
Doing it manually would’ve been tedious. I also wanted to do it with code so that maybe sometime in the future we might be able to script some behavior depending on the last changed date of a file or group of files in our repository.
I could’ve resorted to merely calling
svn info and parsing its output, but I thought maybe this was a good excuse to sharpen my Ruby chops and figure out the Subversion Ruby bindings.