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Re: [Issue 870] New - import should set svn:executable automatically

From: Peter Davis <peter_at_pdavis.cx>
Date: 2002-08-16 05:54:08 CEST

On Tuesday 13 August 2002 12:08, issues@subversion.tigris.org wrote:
> + When importing, we should detect executableness on files and set the
> + svn:executable property automatically.

One problem: if I mount an smb share in Linux, (almost) all files are
executable, whether they should be or not. This is because Windows doesn't
have an executable bit, and Samba uses those bits to store Windows' archive,
read-only and system attributes.

So this might not be totally reliable, and I'd rather have to go through and
manually set svn:executable on my few executable files than have to unset it
on all my other files. This could affect lots of people who use svn at work;
at my work in the past, all my files were on an NT fileserver mounted through
Samba, even my working directories. Annoying, but real.

Also, it'd be nice to avoid asymmetry with svn on Windows, where I don't know
how this could work (other than just executable for *.{exe,bat,com}).

I really like your idea for issue-869 though.

Peter Davis
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Received on Fri Aug 16 05:54:44 2002

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