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Re: enable-auto-props does not work for svn:keywords

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-10-29 16:45:26 CEST

On Oct 29, 2005, at 14:35, Chris Tucker wrote:

> Hannes' post (msgno=35833) at last resolved the problems I was
> having in
> getting keyword expansion to work. The worst part is that, as you
> tinker with
> the config file, then with files already known to svn, then create
> & add a
> new file, then tinker with the config file some more, you will get
> mystifying
> results of e.g. one keyword being expanded whilst another in the
> same file is
> ignored.
> This behaviour (I mean, autoprops only taking effect at Add /
> Import) is so
> different from the other vcs's I have used, that I think it needs
> to be very
> clearly highlighted in documentation & FAQs.

The post he's referring to is here:


The book does seem to spell out that this only works at add or import


> Subversion also provides the auto-props feature, which allows you
> to create mappings of filename patterns to property names and
> values. These mappings are made in your runtime configuration area.
> They again affect adds and imports [...]


> enable-auto-props
> This instructs Subversion to automatically set properties on newly
> added or imported files. The default value is no, so set this to
> yes to enable Auto-props. The auto-props section of this file
> specifies which properties are to be set on which files.
If you have a specific suggestion for how the wording could be
improved, by all means, let's hear it.

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