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Re: keywords repository wide rather than client

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 16:16:03 +0000

On 14/01/2008, Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 14, 2008 8:07 AM, awoodjetts <adam.woodjetts_at_rentokil-initial.com> wrote:
> > I have spent the morning bashing my head off a wall trying to remember what
> > I did months ago to get keywords property added automatically to all word
> > documents in my repository. Just as I was about to email for assistance I
> > discovered something interesting..
> >
> > I followed the instructions and edited the config file (tsvn settings>edit)
> > on the machine on which the repository is stored to read the following:
> >
> > Enable-auto-props = yes
> >
> > *.* = svn:keywords=Id HeadURL (have also tried .xls but that didn't help!)
> >
> > I submitted a couple files using the same template which I had previously
> > manually changed. Yet none of them contained the keyword properties and
> > therefore the substitution didn't happen.
> >
> > Then, as I was looking to copy and paste my file into my email I discovered
> > that if I search for the config file from my client (Repo is on a PC my
> > laptop is a client) the config file is different! Within the client config
> > file I discovered the changes I had made months ago to allow keywords to
> > work on word docs. A quick addition for xls, and they work now as well!
> >
> > So my question/problem is: Why do I have to make these settings from the
> > client side? It would be VERY beneficial for me to make them from a single
> > point ie: the repository rather than trying to get a load of currently
> > sceptical users to do it themselves!
> Because the server can't always know what the right thing to do is,
> and shouldn't second-guess what the user wants. Subversion does not
> have any server-side facility for forcing a configuration upon the
> user. The closest you can get is to install a pre-commit hook script
> which enforces these rules, and rejects any commit which violates
> them.
> Keywords especially can corrupt binary files.

If you need keywords in binary files, use the fixed length keyword
feature of Subversion (using a double colon after the keyword).



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