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Subject: Re: svn properties

Re: svn properties

From: Dominik Riebeling <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 00:54:46 +0200

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 11:15 PM, Marcin Bukat <> wrote:
> 2010/6/12 Frank Gevaerts <>:
> It seems that properly set auto-props
> in ~/.subversion/config will do the trick when speaking about properties
> and git-svn.

Interesting. If this works reliably it should definitely be on the
GitVersionControl wiki page as a big fat notice. It might be a good
idea to add a proposal for the auto-props section to that page as

> The keywords thing is different matter. For me it is not very useful and

I agree that the svn:keywords property isn't that useful. It's just
another line of text that has to be assumed as completely wrong unless
it can get checked against the repository, and if it can get checked
against the repository there's no need for that line at all. However,
if the current convention is to set it on all non-binary files then it
should get set.

A property I'm not sure about how to handle is svn:eol-style. I've
seen some files having it set to native, and some files not having it
set at all. Do we have a convention on this property? I'm not aware of
any. The UsingSVN wiki page doesn't tell anything about this. Writing
down the current convention on which properties to set (and to which
values) should help cleaning up quite some confusion about keywords
(I've seen people having manually edited the $Id$ line, so from my
point of view keywords do cause at least some confusion).

 - Dominik
Received on 2010-06-13

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