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Re: Bug in svn on MacOS X 10.4 with ._ files on UFS

From: James Berry <james_at_jberry.us>
Date: 2005-06-01 19:10:02 CEST

On Jun 1, 2005, at 9:54 AM, Jake Robb wrote:

> A method should be made available for users to query (and probably
> change)
> the metadata on a file in the repository, such that this data is not
> completely hidden from users whose filesystems don't support it.

Extended attributes should == subversion properties. On Mac OS X (or
other EA enabled system), a subversion property such as svn:eol-style
could be written to the file as the extended attribute
org.tigris.subversion:eol-style (or whatever, or just left as svn:).
In this way extended attributes are versioned just as file data is,
and just as properties are.

A interesting thing about this is that you could even imagine being
able to manipulate subversion properties directly on the file system
object itself (xattr --set svn:eol-style..., or something) and know
that subversion would get and respond to the change. (This might, of
course, blow subversion's mind ;).

-jdb

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