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Re: Symbolic links and Samba

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 17:32:02 -0500

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 5:21 PM, Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org> wrote:
> kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com writes:
>
> > On a positive note, I was able to hack the trunk version of
> > 'svn propdel' to take a base revision parameter to allow me to
> > delete the incorrect 'svn:special' properties on the files
> > that were causing the checkout problems.
>
> Cool, I'd like to see this feature.
>
>
> > I used the -r parameter instead of creating a new --base-rev
> > option. Is a new option warranted? Is there precedence for --base-rev?
>
> I prefer that. Not sure what others think, or when/why/who
> suggested --base-rev.

I find "-r" to be a little confusing here. It's different from most
other svn commands, where "-r" really means "select r42 instead of the
default revision (eg HEAD)".

Should it be OK to type "svn propset PROP VALUE URL -rHEAD"? If you
do that you lose all the protection of the argument, but I can totally
imagine that people will cargo-cultishly copy and paste "-rHEAD" as
"the way" to change a property on an URL without understanding the
possibility of a race condition.

--dave

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David Glasser | glasser@davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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