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Re: keep Linux file permissions when also working with windows

From: Sven Brueggemann <SBrueggemann_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2006-09-10 19:28:13 CEST


> I need to switch between SuSE and XP frequently, but want to keep a
> core set of files accessible in each. Since I want to modify those
> files independently I want to coordinate this with SVN.
> - set of files committed to repository from linux
> - update windows dir
> - updated files under windows and commit to repository again
> - update linux directory
> Will the original linux permissions/attributes (owner, rwx, and so
> forth) for the files remain?

Subversion does not (yet) version meta-data such as permissions,
attributes or time stamps. If you are just changing content, you'll
be fine but if it comes to tree changes (adds etc.) there might be

This is not only true between Unix and Windows - you will have the
same issues with different WCs on Unix.

Do the files in your WC need to have different owners/groups? If not,
a correct umask and the svn:executable property (if necessary via
autoprops) for executable files should do the job.

Kind regards


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