Updated: June 11th, 2015
In the past few weeks I've been implementing advanced search at Plaxo, working quite closely with Solr enterprise search server. Today, I saw this relatively detailed comparison between Solr and its main competitor Sphinx (full credit goes to StackOverflow user mausch who had been using Solr for the past 2 years). For those still confused, Solr and Sphinx are similar to MySQL FULLTEXT search, or for those even more confused, think Google (yeah, this is a bit of a stretch, I know).
I've encountered a problem recently where I had to figure out if some checked out code is up-to-date with the svn repository, without actually running svn update. Unfortunately, svn update doesn't have a dry-run option, so I had to find another solution.
I came up with 2, depending on how detailed the information needs to be, which I'm about to share in this post.
1. If you want exact file and directory names, you can run:
svn status -u
If any files need updating, you will see a * before the file name.
svn status wc M wc/bar.c A + wc/qax.c