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Re: Why not hide .SVN dir on windows?

From: Brian Huddleston <brianh_at_huddleston.net>
Date: 2002-09-10 03:17:14 CEST

*chuckle* Should've downloaded mail again before I replied. :-)

Sorry for the noise.

-Brian
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Scott" <barry.alan.scott@ntlworld.com>
To: "SubversionDev" <dev@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 4:11 PM
Subject: RE: Why not hide .SVN dir on windows?

> > >I know that I need to follow whats in HACKING. Looks
> > >like I'll add the windows code inside of #ifdef SVN_WIN32
> > >right?
> > >
> > >
> > Not even in your wildest dreams! IMO support for setting the hidden
> > attribute should go into APR, see apr_file_attrs_set. You'll have to
> > define a new constant, APR_FILE_ATTR_HIDDEN, and don't forget to handle
> > it in all implementations of that function.
>
> No problem. I thought it best to ask... Apart from the layer violation
> setting a file read-only might lost the hidden attr if its not done in
> the APR function.
>
> I have the svn client built and found where to set the hidden
> attrib. I've been working on the use cases. I think that at a minimum
> the following must work for this to be worth doing.
>
> 1. SVN works
> 2. Copying the work space with explorer must copy the
> hidden files.
> 3. MSDEV Find in Files skips hidden files
> 4. DIR /S <filename> does not find files in .svn
> 5. Barry's Emacs does not find files in .svn
>
> So far I have:
>
> No test on 1.
> Pass on 2.
> Fail on 3. However MSDEV is typically configured to look for particular
> file types. *.h,*.cpp etc. Its does not need the change.
> Fail on 4. Need to set hidden on ever file in .svn to make them
> vanish from dir /s
> Fail on 5.
>
> I conclude that its not worth changing svn because of fails on (3) and
> (5) and the extra complexity to fix (4).
>
> I'm going to add code to my Emacs to deal with meta data directories
> like .svn and .cvs.
>
> BArry
>
>
>
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