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Re: Keyword expansion for $Log$

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-08-24 00:40:08 CEST

Guido Ostkamp wrote:
> Hello,
> On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, [ISO-8859-1] François Beausoleil wrote:
>> The Subversion team believes this keyword is "evil". This particular
>> keyword does not exist in Subversion.
>> See svn help propset for the supported keywords.
> unfortunately the important RCS keyword $Header$ is also not listed on
> the output of this command.
> $URL$ is missing the date, author, version info and
> $Id$ is missing the full path (not really useful)
> The only way to get the job done is a manual combination of
> $URL$ $Author$ $Date$ $Rev$
> Why is it that complicated when it could be so easy to have a $Header$ to
> stay compatible to RCS and probably CVS?

Most likely it was accidentally forgotten.

> Also the manual says you have to turn on propsets for each file like in
> svn propset svn:keywords "Id" file
> to turn on expansion for "Id". Furthermore you seem to have to checkout
> and checkin again to make this work, even if the file had a $Id$ label in
> its text earlier.

This, however, is quite deliberate. Subversion operates under the philosophy
of "do not tamper with data unless explicitly authorized".


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