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

From: Jože Fabčič <Joze.Fabcic_at_comtrade.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:41:44 +0200

I see, there are more urgent tasks. It then the different behaviour somewhere described? I use SVN book when I need it and I can't find anything there. Like many developers, I work on different operating systems and it would be good if e.g. SVN Book has a chapter or note on "OS specifics" that explains that the command like

svn propset svn:executable "*" bootstrap.sh

produces different results depending on OS.

Jože

From: Bert Huijben [mailto:bert_at_qqmail.nl]
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2015 5:29 PM
To: Jože Fabčič; dev_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: RE: bug? svn.exe propset svn:executable "*" affects too may files on Windows

                Hi Jože,

I know it can be worked around... I described that before. (And even disabled this feature on a few processes that don't handle filenames, but still had this feature enabled)

We try not to add too much Windows specific code to Subversion. (And only C; not C++)
Our commandline handling is borrowed from APR, which provides our platform abstraction.

I don't know if there is an issue number for this... but as long as the general consensus is that this shouldn't be implemented Windows specifically an issue number doesn't help at all. Adding an issue is just a reminder for issues; the way we use the issue tracker for Subversion.

Implementing this 'smart' for each and every commandline option certainly won't be easy... (Every subcommand has different rules for their arguments, sometimes even mixing urls and local paths)

                Bert
Received on 2015-06-11 17:42:04 CEST

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