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Re: Determining which files are treated as binary

From: Christopher Ness <chris_at_nesser.org>
Date: 2005-06-01 20:31:08 CEST

On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 09:25 +0100, Greg Thomas wrote:
> I'm trying to create a post-commit hook to set the svn:needs-lock
> property on binary files - which should be simple enough.

Just to nip this in the bud. You *cannot* modify a commit transaction
with a hook script. You can only reject it.

Your best bet is to have clients use a default configuration file which
identifies the binary files you wish to use.

There is talk about a global config file, but currently it is up to each
client (on the users computer) to determine their configuration.

> But, I'm having trouble determining which files are treated as binary
> by Subversion. When a new file is added, you do get a (binary) note to
> indicate this - e.g.
> Adding (bin) test.gif
> but AFAICT there's no way of pulling this binary status out using
> svnlook or another similar command suitable for use from a hook.

Depending on your OS, here is a one liner that should get you what you
want, then cut the end off and run that through xargs again to set the
need-lock property.

find . -type f | grep -v .svn | xargs svn propget "svn:mime-type" 2>/dev/null | grep application/octet-stream$

You'll get a listing like this:
ext/dom/tests/book.xml.gz - application/octet-stream
ext/xsl/tests/xslt.xsl.gz - application/octet-stream
ext/dba/tests/test.cdb - application/octet-stream

Let me explain, sections are separated by pipes `|'
1. List all the files in the current directory.
2. Filter out files in a .svn directory
3. Ask subversion if the property is set, disregard all error messages
4. Only print the files that are binary, as we could have other
mime-types.

Cheers,
Chris

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