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Re: eol-style property

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-12-30 15:16:07 CET

On Dec 29, 2005, at 22:56, Norbert Unterberg wrote:

> 2005/12/28, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch@stats.uwo.ca>:
>
>> I think we have fewer problems because most of the developers use
>> Unix-alikes, only a couple of us use Windows, but setting the
>> property
>> to LF and enforcing it sounds like a good idea.
>
> Is it required to enfocrce the LF policy by installing a hook? When I
> set the eol-style to LF and commit a file with different line endings
> I get a "file has inconsistent line endings" and the commit is
> aborted, isn't it?

If you want to ensure that all text files in the repository have a
particular eol-style, then yes, you must install a pre-commit hook.
Without it, nothing prevents anyone from committing a file with a
different eol-style, or with no svn:eol-style property, or worst of
all, with a mixture of line endings. The "inconsistent line endings"
error message only appears if you have set the svn:eol-style property
but the file contains a mixture of line ending styles (for example,
some lines with Unix-style LF line endings, but others with DOS-style
CRLF endings; somehow this happens all the time in our projects
because we are not yet enforcing an eol-style and are currently
relying on our developers to "do it right," of which they are clearly
incapable).

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