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How to add directories containing binary files?

From: Grant Edwards <grante_at_visi.com>
Date: 2007-09-21 07:27:01 CEST

This seems to be a common problem. I've found multiple
complaints and bug-reports about it. I've spend hours searching
the book and the web and the mailing list, and I can't find a

I've got a large directory tree with lots of text files and a
few scattered binary files. When I try to add this tree,
subversion does fine until it finds the first binary file.
Then it adds that file and quits.

This is because I've got an auto-props rule like this:

* = svn:eol-style=native

And it doesn't like to set the eol-style property on binary
files, right? Then why did it _add_ the file?

Can I tell subversion to suck it up and just keep going? That
way at least I could get 95% of the files added correctly with
a single command and then go back and fix the binary ones.

How do I confgure auto-props so that the default is
eol-style=native, except when the filename matches particular

Where is the pattern-matching for filenames documented?

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