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Re: newbie: confused abt merging checkouts w/ co, up, sw ...

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-01-12 06:24:52 CET

On Sun, 2004-01-11 at 22:15, OpenMacNews wrote:

> what am i missing here? since i'm using svnserved, not apache, and thus "svn:" not "http:", is this a problem?

What you're missing here is a basic understanding of properties in
general, which is documented as a whole section of chapter 7:


You really need to understand properties in general, before jumping to
this specific property. I recommend you read it. :-)

The problem here is that the value of a property is a *single string*.
The propset command is great if you're setting a property value which is
a single word, or some string that you put in "double quotes" so that
your shell understands it's one string.

But the svn:externals property requires that the value contain newlines,
and look something like a table. The easiest way to create such a
complex property value is to use 'svn propedit' (which launches $EDITOR
for you), rather than 'svn propset'. But if you decide to use 'svn
propset' anyway, then use the -F option so that it grabs the value from
some random tmpfile you've created.

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Received on Mon Jan 12 06:25:37 2004

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