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RE: What is the .svn/empty-file for?

From: Karan, Cem \(Civ, ARL/CISD\) <CKaran_at_arl.army.mil>
Date: 2005-01-05 21:12:04 CET

> > But I admittedly was thinking of only unix-like and windows...I'd
> > forgotten the "any APR supported system" idea. (Is that
> really true?
> > Is anybody *really* running Subversion on Netware. Would it work?)
>
> APR has been ported to AS/400 + OS/400; Subversion porting is
> on the way. No idea if it's unix like enough, but there
> really is a wide range of systems on which Subversion is being used.
>
>
> bye,
>
> Erik.
>
> PS: Thanks! Nice to know NUL: behaves unix-like enough to be
> the functional equivalent of /dev/null.

OK, I can see how there is a portability problem. But as a suggestion,
is it possible to put a single empty file in the root of the working
copy? Or, better yet, put one in the install location of subversion
itself? That way, all repositories on a machine have acess to an emtpy
file, without requiring /dev/null to exist/be portable/etc. Or am I
missing something?

Thanks,
Cem Karan

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