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Re: svn:needs-lock question (and bug)

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-04-09 00:10:53 CEST

On Fri, 8 Apr 2005, Stephen Davis wrote:

> What is the general recommended practice for setting a property like
> "svn:needs-lock" that doesn't need a value? "svn ps svn:needs-lock
> filename" barfs b/c no value is specified. One could use 1, true, yes,
> "", etc. Since the value is irrelevant, it doesn't really matter but I
> was just wondering if the community had settled on anything. One
> problem is that someone might think they can change the value to
> "false" and it will turn off the locking requirement when in fact this
> is not the case. Is "" the best choice?
Well, '*' is the canonical value that will be set regardless of what you
specify. Use what you want.

> The bug I wanted to report is that the help for svn propset doesn't
> list "svn:needs-lock" as one of the recognized internals.
Fixed in r14052 on trunk and proposed for backport to 1.2.x.


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