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Re: svn:keywords - turn on by default

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2006-08-13 21:30:20 CEST

On Aug 13, 2006, at 10:10 AM, Andreas Guther wrote:

> Hi,
> I am unlucky in finding information on how to turn on per default the
> svn:keywords properties.
> So far all I can find and do is to either set the svn:keywords
> properties on a per file basis or recursively. I rather would like to
> tell the svn server to set the keywords per default and turn it off
> manually where needed.
> We have a standard header for our source files with different SVN
> keywords. But very often developers forget to turn set the properties
> for a new file. From time to time we then set the keywords
> recursively
> on the source tree but that results in a forced change/commit of all
> files.
> Is there a way to set the svn:keywords per default on the SVN server
> (implicit) rather than on a manual basis (explicit)?
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Andreas

One of the reasons this is not done is for binary assets. You
wouldn't want a keyword replacement to automatically be done on a
shared library or image that randomly happened to contain any of the
keywords, which would break the file.

Use the svn_apply_autoprops.py script to run it across a working copy.


Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
Subversion training, consulting and support
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