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

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:46:37 +0200

On 11.06.2015 17:41, Jože Fabčič wrote:
> 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.

Yes. Lots of things are OS-specific; for example, 'svn mkdir foo:bar'
works on my Mac but fails on Windows.

On the other hand,

    svn propset svn:executable yes,please bootstrap.sh

works exactly the same on Windows and Unix and even does what you
expect: sets the property value to '*'.

In hindsight, we really shouldn't have normalized boolean property
values to '*'; but that's water under the bridge.

-- Brane
Received on 2015-06-11 17:46:57 CEST

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