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Re: Re: Problem with keywords substitution

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 09:40:30 +0000

On 19 March 2010 09:21, Mats Broberg <mabr_at_flir.se> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 07:03, Broberg, Mats <mabr_at_flir.se> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > First poster, so pls be gentle if this is not the proper way to report
>> > (what I think is) a bug.
>> >
>> > Since upgrading to version 1.6.6, I have had trouble making keyword
>> > substitution work properly. It seems to work fine the first time in my
>> > (XML) files, i.e., $Rev$, $Id$ etc. are correctly populated when
>> > checking in the files.
>> >
>> > However, once the keywords are populated, substitution does not seem to
>> > work for subsequent versions. The only way I can get those to work is to
>> > strip the content to $Rev$, $Id$ etc. again.
>> The keywords are only updated when the file has been changed. Keywords
>> are not stored "populated" in the repository; they are expanded by the
>> client when checking out or updating.
> Andy,
> Yes, I am aware of that.
> However, all svn keyword substitutions except Date work as they should. Date does not work properly in The date is not updated when checking in, despite e.g. URL or Rev are updated correctly.

The substitution is done by the subversion library, not by
TortoiseSVN. You should try the same operations using the official
subversion command line client to confirm this, then report the
problem on the subversion mailing list.

I'm assuming you have already checked the svn:keywords property to
ensure that $Date$ is listed for update (and note that it is


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