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Re: SVN can't update write-protected files?!?

From: Joerg Hessdoerfer <Joerg.Hessdoerfer_at_sea-gmbh.com>
Date: 2005-01-16 23:29:54 CET


On Sunday 16 January 2005 23:11, Steve Williams wrote:
> I thought that was the whole idea of write-protected (or read-only)
> files. That they cannot be moved or modified.
> Sly

Ok. But why does it work on Linux, then? Your point is somewhat valid, but
there's code in SVN that should unprotect the files first, no? And that
should either work on all platforms or it's a bug...

Besides, some proprietary development environments (we use one) use the
read-only flag to notify them that file contents where not changed by the
user. So they are set on all locally unmodified files, which SVN would
probably want to update. On Linux, this works fine, on Windows not ;-(

As I said in my first mail, it's a PITA to set all files to R/W before an
update, and do a check for local mods and re-set the readonly flag


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