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

From: OpenMacNews <users-subversion.20.openmacnews_at_spamgourmet.com>
Date: 2004-01-12 08:25:02 CET

-- On Sunday, January 11, 2004 11:24 PM -0600 Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> wrote:

> 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:
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/html-chunk/ch07s02.html
> You really need to understand properties in general, before jumping to
> this specific property. I recommend you read it. :-)

already have, several times ... :-S

> 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.

doh! & aha!

i'd been balking at -- and getting confused by -- the loooong propedit file necessary to sync the *many* subdirs in
dev_modules/ into my working dir "doc_root"

it seems that that's exactly what's needed here .... and now i more clearly understand your earlier post's point about
'the bad news' ...

soooo, its all working now ... :-) thanks!

i'm suspicious that there's "got to be a better way" ... and perhaps my contacts with the "other Ben Collins" in search
of BitKeeper/SubVersion mirroring *may* have some influence ...


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