Thanks for your quick response.
When I look at my text file using the browser (IE) I don't see the
keyword expanded. I do however see the keyword substituted once I have
checked it out using the client.
Am I doing something wrong ?
From: Ryan Schmidt [mailto:subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com]
Sent: Friday, 4 January 2008 1:40 PM
To: Srilakshmanan, Lakshman
Subject: Re: svn keyword expansion
On Jan 3, 2008, at 19:58, Srilakshmanan, Lakshman wrote:
> My understanding is that the svn keyword expansion is performed on the
> client side.
> The above being the case, word doc files on the server should never be
> corrupted due to keyword expansion related issues, because the
> keywords are not expanded and stored on the server.
> Therefore, how can I retrieve a MSword file without a client
> attempting to perform keyword substitution.
> I tried svn export http://.../ , alas that too substitutes keywords.
> I know this because I have a txt file and a MSword file in the same
> Any help is much appreciated.
> I am aware that keyword expansion is not supported for MSWord
> (binary) files http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2007-11/0801.shtml.
> I have *not* got my self into a strife, but was interested in having a
> work around for such an issue.
The client does the keyword substitution, yes. But it does so not only
when checking out or updating a working copy, but also when committing.
So, if your Word file contains the string '$Id:foo$', and "Id" is in
this file's svn:keywords property, then the Subversion client will
transform '$Id:foo$' to '$Id$' before sending the file to the server,
thus likely corrupting it if it is a binary file. The data has been
changed before the file was sent to the repository, therefore there is
no way to retrieve the original from the repository. Therefore you must
not set svn:keywords on binary files, unless you restrict yourself to
the fixed-width keywords, which are meant to work fine in binary files.
Assuming strings like '$Id$' do not otherwise appear in the file.
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