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RE: Bug: "svn st" doesn't show property modifications on a file just added

From: <Servatius.Brandt_at_fujitsu-siemens.com>
Date: 2005-06-16 16:34:24 CEST

>> The "svn status" command does not show a property modification for
>> a file just added. Example:
>> >file
>> svn add file
>> svn propset svn:executable '' file
>> svn status file
>> just displays:
>> A file
> From day one, we've always intended for "A" to supercede "M " or "
>M" or "MM". If a file is scheduled for addition, then it's assumed
>that all text and props are modified. Or at least, that the fact
>that it's a new file is a general fact that supercedes details about
>whether properties are also added as well.
>If the editor is showing "AM", then I think that's a bug.

At least it should be shown in the same way. But "AM" would be a bit
better for usability: I just worked on half a dozen of files for two
days. Some of them got modifications, but I also added two new ones,
which are shell scripts. Before committing changes, I usually invoke
"svn status" to verify that those files will be included which I want
to. The "M" in the second column would moreover show me whether I've
already set the svn:executable property on the shell scripts to be
added. Without it, I have to invoke an "svn proplist" command for each
of them.

Note that the information what properties I have set is not important
for me, since I know that I only want to set svn:executable on shell
scripts. But after two days, I just don't remember whether I've already
done it, and the "M" hint in the status output would be a valuable hint.

- Servatius

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