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Re: question on auto-props

From: David Kastrup <dak_at_gnu.org>
Date: 2007-06-26 14:32:01 CEST

"Andy Levy" <andy.levy@gmail.com> writes:

> On 6/26/07, Jan-H. Jagla <jhjagla@gams.com> wrote:
>> Ryan, thanks for the reply
>> >> I'd like to be able to use
>> >>
>> >> * = svn:eol-style=native
>> >>
>> >> in the config file since we have about 500 file types in our repository.
>> >
>> > Hopefully none of your file types are binary, because
>> > svn:eol-style=native will be applied to them as well, which will likely
>> > corrupt them irreversibly.
>> AFAIK, svn doesn't apply the svn:eol-tyle property to binary files but
>> rather returns an error message, so that's fine.
> But what if you come across a new binary type which isn't known to be
> binary before attempting to apply that property?
>> >> However, I would like to specify some file types which get special
>> >> properties, e.g. *.pdf = svn:mime-type=application/pdf
>> >>
>> >> Is this possible and in which order do I have to arrange the entries
>> >> in the config files?
>> >
>> > Good question. Maybe you can unset the svn:eol-style then too. I don't
>> > know if it's possible or what order to do it in. You could experiment
>> > and report back to us...
>> The subversion book says:
>> "Multiple matches on a file will result in multiple propsets for that
>> file; however, there is no guarantee that auto-props will be applied in
>> the order in which they are listed in the config file, so you can't have
>> one rule "override" another."
>> that's why I would like to know if anyone has experience with multiple
>> matches and whats the best order?
> Per the section of the manual you quoted, the order doesn't matter.
> There's no guarantee that it'll be followed, so there's really no
> point in paying attention to it.

Well, everything but PDF can be specified with


David Kastrup
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