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Re: propset on svn:log

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-01-14 01:18:48 CET

Reinhard Brandstädter wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm administrating a subversion repository and as mentioned in the SVN
> Book
> the most common use of propset svn:log is changing wrong comitt messages
> on
> this revision property.
> I understand that you won't allow any remote user to change them but I'd
> like
> to do this with an administrative account directly on the machine without
> activating the pre-revprop hook script.
> I could enable a pre-revprop hook and just ask if the user trying to
> change
> the svn:log property is the special admin user and then exit with status
> 1,
> but is it possible to change the svn:log without a pre-revprop hook too?

Well.... yes.... but mainly by historical accident, and I wouldn't be
surprised if it was removed in Subversion 2.0.

I suggest you set up a hook script that saves the old versions of log
messages, and allow your committers to change log messages. That way,
committers can fix their own errors without resorting to administrative
intervention, *and* you still can still access old versions of log messages.

But if you really want to know: "svnadmin setlog --help".

Max.

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