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Re: File Permissions

From: Marc Haisenko <haisenko_at_comdasys.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 18:01:12 +0200

On Monday 02 June 2008, Matthias Fechner wrote:
> Hi Ryan,
> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> > No. The only permission a repository can store is a file's executable
> > bit, via the presence or absence of the svn:executable property on a
> > file.
> thanks a lot for your answer that was the reason why I could not find
> anything who to do it.
> Maybe that would be a nice feature for the future?
> Best regards,
> Matthias

As far as I remember that feature is not included in SubVersion because it
opens a few cans of worms. For example, not every OS supports the same
permissions (Windows file permissions vs. UNIX file permissions vs. ACLs vs.
Mainframe). How to deal with that ?

The SubVersion developers thus agreed that the most important and widely
supported file permission is whether a file is executable or not and added
support for just that permission.

There are scripts that can store the permissions in SubVersion properties and
restore them from there.


Marc Haisenko
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