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RE: bug? svn.exe propset svn:executable "*" affects too may files on Windows

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:55:56 +0200

On Windows the '*' is evaluated even when it is enclosed in quotes... (The
arguments are expanded by 'svn' after they are split on Windows, instead of
by the shell as on many other platforms). So your command sets the name of
the first file that matches to the svn:executable value on all further files
that match.

 

There is not much we can do about this. A valid workaround is passing a
different character (E.g. 'x'), as Subversion will canonicalize the value of
this reserved property to '*' when you set it.

(Another workaround is using -F <file> where file contains '*')

 

 

Given that this is a known issue, it would have been better to ask this on
the user list.

 

                Bert

 

From: Joe Fabi [mailto:Joze.Fabcic_at_comtrade.com]
Sent: donderdag 11 juni 2015 15:26
To: dev_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: bug? svn.exe propset svn:executable "*" affects too may files on
Windows

 

Hi all,

 

I compiled a library (boost) and found out that few files are missing the
svn:executable property. I wanted to set the property and the command line
client started to apply the property to all the files in the current
directory:

 

b:\boost\boost-1.44>svn propset svn:executable "*" bootstrap.sh

property 'svn:executable' set on 'boost-build.jam'

property 'svn:executable' set on 'boost.css'

property 'svn:executable' set on 'boost.png'

property 'svn:executable' set on 'bootstrap.bat'

property 'svn:executable' set on 'bootstrap.sh'

svn: E200009: Cannot set 'svn:executable' on a directory
('B:\boost\boost-1.44\doc')

 

The working copy was created with TortoiseSVN, probably 1.8.10 that linked
SVN 1.8.11. I upgraded to the latest TortoiseSVN 1.8.11 that links SVN
1.8.13 and received the same result. I installed SVN 1.8.13 from
https://www.visualsvn.com/downloads/ and received the same result.

 

On unix, the command works correctly. Using some other value of a property,
as used for example in SVN book works fine:

 

b:\boost\boost-1.44>svn propset svn:executable on bootstrap.sh

 

The asterisk "*" is returned as the value of property.

 

b:\boost\boost-1.44>svn propget svn:executable bootstrap.sh

*

 

When searching google with "svn execute permission windows", the first
result that I receive is

 

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6874085/how-to-set-execute-attribute-to-a
-file-and-check-it-in-svn-from-windows

 

and besides the correct procedure using TortoiseSVN it also presents the
wrong command-line invocation

 

svn propset svn:executable "*" someScript

 

It seems that the value of property is incorrectly used also for selecting
the target:

b:\boost\boost-1.44>svn propset svexecutable "i*" bootstrap.sh

property 'svexecutable' set on 'index.html'

property 'svexecutable' set on 'INSTALL'

property 'svexecutable' set on 'bootstrap.sh'

b:\boost\boost-1.44>svn propset svexecutable b* bootstrap.sh

property 'svexecutable' set on 'boost-build.jam'

property 'svexecutable' set on 'boost.css'

property 'svexecutable' set on 'boost.png'

property 'svexecutable' set on 'bootstrap.bat'

property 'svexecutable' set on 'bootstrap.sh'

property 'svexecutable' set on 'bootstrap.sh'

 

Do you see the same behaviour also on your systems?

 

Thanks, Joe

 
Received on 2015-06-11 15:56:27 CEST

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