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Re: $Source$

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-05-17 10:40:24 CEST

On 17/05/07, Robert Roessler <robertr@rftp.com> wrote:
> George Hazan wrote:
> > Hello, Robert!
> > Wed, 16 May 2007 13:06:38 -0700 you wrote:
> >
> >>> Ok, thx. Btw, why this info isn't available in the offline help file?
> > RR> Just going for the wild guess here, but possibly because they are SVN
> > RR> stuff, while this product (TortoiseSVN) is a Windows client for SVN
> > RR> repositories and operations thereon (and a separate project). ;)
> >
> > The SVN web browser doesn't show them at all, moreover, these fields
> > have different values on different machines ($Date$ content depends on
> > the regional settings). So I doubt that these fielde are being processed
> > by a server...
>
> Read "Keyword Substitution" in Chapter 3 of the SVN book again...
> while it may seem a bit murky, I think you will see that this process
> has nothing to do with SVN clients per se. Conceptually, keyword
> substitutions are changes *to your working copies* that happen
> "magically" from the perspective of the client.

Keyword substitution is handled by the SVN client library (which
TortoiseSVN uses) and is common to all Subversion clients. There does
not seem much point in us duplicating the content of the Subversion
book in our help file.

Hmmm. Actually we don't mention them at all in our help, and probably
should do, with the appropriate cross reference to the SVN book.
That's a bit of a drop off. I will add that to the TODO list.

Simon

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