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Binary files

From: Ben Kucenski <kalvinb602_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-06-15 04:28:13 CEST

I'm not sure the extent of Subversion handling binary files. If I retrieve
an older revision of a binary file using SVN commands I get back something
that isn't the complete file and I have no idea what it is.

My work around is simply to automatically append the revision number to the
file when it's updated if it's a binary file. When a binary file is
requested it checks to see what revision number the user wants and if that
file exists, the user gets that one, otherwise they get the file without a
revision number (the latest.)

The check to see if a file is binary, 256 bytes are read in and if any
characters are non-printable, it's treated as binary. Subversion can
already tell the difference between plain text and binary files. So I was
wondering if instead of having to code this functionality on top of SVN, if
it's a behavior that will be added. Or if I'm simply missing something.


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