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Re: .svn Directory Question

From: Edmund Horner <edmund_at_chrysophylax.cjb.net>
Date: 2003-05-07 04:15:25 CEST

> I have some questions about the .svn subdirectory on windows. On Linux it
> is a hidden directory while on windows platforms it is not.
> 1. Was this done intentionally because of some requirement of subversion on
> windows
> 2. Will it do any harm if I flag those subdirectories as hidden. (NOTE: I
> have tried it already on a test repository and working directory and it does
> not seem to harm anything but I thought I should ask.)
> The reason I want to do this is because these directories are picked up in
> all sub-directory searches, touches, etc and they shouldn't be. This is
> Subversion private data that I should not be messing with yet a simple
> directory for a particular file mask that includes sub directories will find
> data in .SVN directory

As for the idea of getting Subversion to set the hidden attribute, there
are some mailing list discussions on this:

2003-01-25 "hide .svn on win"

2002-09-06 "Why not hide .SVN dir on windows?"

In the later one kfogel says they "concluded that 'hidden' was not
appropriate for .svn". I haven't read the earlier thread so I don't
know why.

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Received on Wed May 7 04:17:49 2003

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