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Re: svn_io_file_rename preserves *destination* file permission on Windows

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-11-15 20:12:19 CET

Erik Huelsmann wrote:
>>> All tests pass with no-op svn_wc__prep_file_for_replacement and
>>> changed svn_io_file_rename. What do you think about this?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> Please don't even consider ripping that code out before you're 100% sure
>> it's not needed (any more). I certainly didn't make those changes for
>> fun. They were needed at the time.
>>
>
> Oh, I know. I wasn't talking about ripping *all* af it, just the part
> where it retains the read-only bit on the destination.
>
> If I consider that:
> - svn:needs-lock was developed on *nix (linux, probably)
> - in *nix it's possible to overwrite a read-only file
> - unix retains the attributes on the file being renamed
> - on Windows a file cannot be renamed if it or its rename-target is read-only
> - svn_io_file_rename should behave the same on all platforms
>
> I think that the change should not be ripped out, but has a bug: If it
> were to remove the readonly bit on both files and put back
> read-onlyness *of the source* it behaves the same on both *nix and
> windows (instead of the current situation where it does the same
> thing, but uses the target atts).
>
Yes, I suspect that's a bug. However, I can't for the life of me
remember my reasoning at the time. Oh, well.

-- Brane

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