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Re: Versioning of archive files (Open Office files)

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-09-05 23:29:06 CEST

Arne Christian Hårseth <arnechaa@online.no> writes:

> Is it possible to not handle archive files (like zip files) like binary
> files?

When transmitting files over a network, or storing files in the
repository, Subversion treats *all* files like binary files. It uses
a binary diffing algorithm to transmit and store binary differences.

In the working copy, however, you can tell Subversion to treat a file
as binary or text by setting a metadata property. Only the working
copy has a notion of "text" vs. "binary" -- and this property
determines whether or not contextual merges are attempted during
updates, that's it.

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