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Triming file content before it get commited?

From: Pierre Lemay <lemayp_at_videotron.ca>
Date: 2007-08-21 15:58:42 CEST

Hello everyone,

 We are facing a little environment problem, which is not due to SVN,
but I was wandering if SVN could be used to resolve the problem we are
facing. Basically, we have some kind of source files that some editors
used by developpers will automatically pad each lines to 80 characters
(blank), while other developpers use some editors that will not do such
padding. This lead to a situation where if a source code is created by
someone using a non-padding editor and save the file to SVN, and then
someone using the other kind of editor attempts to modify a single line
of the same file and submit the change to SVN, each single line of the
file will show up as modified, i.e. all lines will be padded with blank

  Anyone knows if a hook could be used to "trim" files with a
pre-determined file extension before they are actually committed in
SVN? Any suggestion on how we could configure the SVN server to help
resolve the situation? The SVN server is running on unix, while the
clients environment could be either Unix or windows.

  Looking at the SVN documentation about hook, I doubt this could be
what hooks are intended for, but in case I might be missing something,
I would like the feed back of more experienced SVN users.



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