Greg Ward wrote a Python script to munge CVS's metadata to auto-repoint the
checked out tree to Python's new CVS tree at sourceforge after it moved away
So yes, people do manipulate the metadata files.
Another example we use here at work is if you want to parse the metadata to
help invoke a custom diff program.
In my case: VSS and windiff.
From: Zack Weinberg [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 11:38 AM
To: Wilfredo Sï¿½nchez
Cc: Brian Behlendorf; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: Re: Bundles Re: SVN, .SVN, and other meta-data directorys
On Wed, Aug 23, 2000 at 11:29:03AM -0700, Wilfredo Sï¿½nchez wrote:
> > IMHO, the .nfs turds are just that - meaningless to the user - whereas
> > what's in CVS or SVN directories is actually meaningful metadata. That
> > seems like a significant difference.
> OK, and interface builder knows which files are important how? Well,
> since it writes the bundle out, it knows what things belong in there,
> and everything else is a turd.
Um, if the bundle is a generated object, what is it doing under
revision control in the first place? (Put another way, does anyone
ever manipulate the innards of the bundle once it has been
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:07 2006