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Re: file permissions

From: Jay Freeman \(saurik\) <saurik_at_saurik.com>
Date: 2002-03-26 23:50:43 CET

*been going over older posts that seemed interesting*

Interesting... when did this happen? I've used CVS for a while in order to
version the configuration of my UNIX systems, and was a semi-happy user of
it's ability to version file permissions. The code was very buggy (and
caused the client to crash a lot); enough so that they actually decided to
deprecate it and remove the feature at some point. I was therefor quite
interested in Subversion's claim that at some point it would fully support
UNIX file permissions.

If you go back to the Subversion design documents:

<quote src="http://www.tigris.org/files/documents/15/48/svn-design.txt">
   * Clients use properties to store file attributes, as described
     above. For example, the Unix Subversion client records the files'
     permission bits as the value of a property called
     `svn-posix-access-permission'. Operating systems which allow files
     to have more than one name, like Windows 95, can use directory
     entry property lists to record files' alternative names.
</quote>

Sincerely,
Jay Freeman (saurik)
saurik@saurik.com

----- Original Message -----
From: <cmpilato@collab.net>
To: "Tim Moloney" <moloney@mrsl.com>
Cc: <dev@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: file permissions

> Tim Moloney <moloney@mrsl.com> writes:
>
> > When I check out files from subversion, they no longer have the correct
> > file permissions. I don't know if they are being lost during the commit
> > or the checkout.
>
> Versioning of permissions is a) not implemented yet, and b) planned
> *only* to cover the 'executable' bit.

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