archimport: handle pika escaping

Arch uses pika escaping in some places (but not all!). Specifically, commits of
the type 'patch' use pika escaping in the log entries, which we parse to know
what to add/delete and what to commit.

This patch checks for hints of pika escaping and asks tla to unescape for us.

Originally implemented by Penny Leach <>

Signed-off-by: Martin Langhoff <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Martin Langhoff 17 years ago committed by Junio C Hamano
parent 0e9ab02da7
commit f84f9d38eb
  1. 5

@ -565,6 +565,11 @@ sub parselog {
next if $t =~ m!\{arch\}/!;
next if $t =~ m!\.arch-ids/!;
next if $t =~ m!\.arch-inventory$!;
# tla cat-archive-log will give us filenames with spaces as file\(sp)name - why?
# we can assume that any filename with \ indicates some pika escaping that we want to get rid of.
if ($t =~ /\\/ ){
$t = `tla escape --unescaped '$t'`;
push (@tmp, shell_quote($t));
@$ref = @tmp;