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Re: setting svn:keywords per-directory? per-repo?

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-12-28 00:19:47 CET

Seth Landsman <seth@boondock.cs.brandeis.edu> writes:
> So I'm slowing trying to convert my CVS use to SVN. One feature which
> is bothering me is the use of svn:keywords. Generally, all my source
> files have an $Id$ substitution. It would be annoying to have to run
> svn propset of each file (though I could get by with a perl script) but
> it would be impossible to train the other people in my group to run svn
> propset when making a new file.
>
> Is there any way to have a sticky svn:keywords property on a directory?
> Or set a default svn:keywords property for a repository?

I think there'd be a higher chance of it happening for the directory
than for the repository, as we already have a mechanism for the
former, whereas the latter requires protocol changes.

So: How would people feel about svn:keywords on a directory having the
same effect as that property set for every file immediately in the
directory (would be overridden by per-file properties, of course)?

My instinct is that it shouldn't descend into subdirs, you'd just have
to set it on every directory you care about.

By asking, I'm not volunteering to write this :-). But it might be a
small patch. Let's first decide if we want it, though...

-K

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