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Re: change file permissions in a repository

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006d_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-12-26 02:11:53 CET

Quoting Vasco Tenner

> is it possible to change file permissions in a repository?
> like chmod, but for files IN a svn repository. So not the repository
> itself, but the files stored into it.

No, not with standard Subversion, which does not store file permissions in the

An unofficial branch of Subversion exists which implements this functionality.
It's called the owner-group-mode branch and is available here:


But I don't know how up-to-date it is or if it still works.

Why do you want to version file permissions? If all you want is to set the
executable bit, then you don't need the above; just set the property
svn:executable to any value on the files that you want to be executable.

If you're doing this because you're using Subversion to back up part of your
filesystem that requires certain permissions on certain files, you may be
better off with another product more suited to that. For example, look into
FSVS which is based on Subversion:


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