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Re: batch scripting to add svn:ignore values to a directory

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 17:35:48 -0600

On Nov 15, 2009, at 02:41, stug23 wrote:

> A fairly common pattern for automation is to script the creation of a project
> (in my case using a Maven archetype), followed by importing the project into
> Subversion. After the project is imported the script would then set some
> svn:ignore values on a specific sub-directory within the project source code
> tree.
>
> All of this should be possible without having to check out the project since
> this is a lights-out batch script to create a project and put it into
> Subversion.
>
> My current sticking point is trying to get propedit to work with a script. I
> tried using sed and could not get past the error "No changes to property
> 'svn:ignore'". I noted that in the past others posted with respect to this
> problem and didn't appear to find a solution.
>
> It does seem a bit peculiar that Subversion doesn't have a simple way to
> automate this. Apparently propset has never been granted the ability to
> remotely set properties due to philosophical issues. Nonetheless, this task
> should be a no-brainer.

Why can't you check out a working copy, "svn propset" the properties, then commit?

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