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[REQ] Unset read-only attribute

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-08-29 22:34:55 CEST


User is migrating from another version control tool like ClearCase or PVCS
that makes files read-only on checkout. They copy these files into a
working copy and do an add and commit. Currently, Subversion does not
unset the read-only attribute even though the svn:needs-lock property is
not set on the files.


Subclipse and TortoiseSVN both use the read-only attribute as a hint that
the needs-lock property is set and use this to set a decorator indicating
that a lock is needed before editing. We do this because it is a lot
faster and I believe at one time Subversion had problems if it ran into a
file with the read-only attribute set.


When you run svn add on a file that has the read-only attribute set, the
attribute should be unset.

Thoughts? Can I file an issue?



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