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

From: Martin Furter <mfurter_at_bluewin.ch>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19:29:48 +0530

On 06/11/15 18:56, Jože Fabčič wrote:
> 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'

Please retry this command with the property name "svexecutable", then
look at the contents of the property:
svn propget svexecutable INSTALL
I guess it will show "index.htm" (or some other filename).

If this is true then it seems to expand the property value like a
filename pattern. And since it finds multiple files you get some
additional files for which the property is set.

Another experiment is using a different property value:
svn propset svn:executable X bootstrap.sh

- Martin
Received on 2015-06-11 16:00:16 CEST

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