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Re: svn propdel svn:executable bug?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-07-06 01:11:46 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>William Uther <will+@cs.cmu.edu> writes:
>> If I set the svn:executable property on a directory and then remove that
>>with a svn propdel svn:executable, then the directory loses its 'x'
>>permissions. This is annoying. Makes it hard to use the directory until
>>you fix it. :)
>I added this feature last month... changing the value of
>svn:executable immediately runs 'chmod +x' or 'chmod -x' on the item.
>Are you saying that this feature should only operate on files, not
>directories? Do we need to put in that restriction?
>I don't think that it ever occurred to us that someone would try to
>set that property on a directory.... why were you doing that?
>Maybe we should prevent that property from -ever- being set on a


IMHO, svn:executable is horribly Unix-ish as it is, but I recognize
that, for Unix files, it's necessary. I do *not* want its semantics to
extend to what the 'x' flag means on Unix directories.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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