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Re: Migrating repository from Windows to UNIX and eol-style

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-02 23:41:40 CEST

Joe, Ryan,

Sorry to clip all the content from the message, but I just have to say:

* the problems you indicate with svn:eol-style are certainly not
Subversion problems:
  - cygwin considers LF its line ending, that's just its way to make
it look like another POSIX system...
  - moving working copies between systems which have different
line-endings is a problem with or without svn:eol-style: it's a
problem with the environment you work in. If you move your work
through a commit/update cycle, everything works fine. Everything else:
you're on your own (just as you were without Subversion).

* Subversion was intentionally designed not to modify files under
version control until explicitly told to do so. You may not think your
files changed when you want different line-endings, but others may:
say you checked in a subversion dump file. If the system started to
subsitute line endings for you, the file would have been damaged
beyond repair, even though it looked texty. The default is (and
*should stay*) to protect your data.

Please don't project any problems you may have right this instant on
the version control system you're using: your problems are (largely)
unrelated to version control, but to inter-OS moving of files.



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