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is it safe to change permissions for files under a project's ".svn/"

From: Blair Smith <b.smith_at_irl.cri.nz>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 17:11:43 +1200

I have a user who wants to backup an entire svn project, including the ".svn/" directory.
He's having write problems for files like ".svn/all-wcprops", "./svn/entries", "./svn/format"
these all only have read permission and his backup utility program obviously tries
incremental backup0s or diff backups, he's a Windoze user and I'm not familiar with
his backup software, but it is a program called "Unison File Synchronizer" (Version 2.26.12).

I wondered if it would bust svn if I simply added write permissions for those three files?
If it is "only risky" to do so (version corruption risk???) then I'll warn him and let him decide.

Thanks for any help,

Blair M. Smith
Industrial Research Limited
TEL: +64 4 931 3132

PS. I'm not an IT guy, I'm just a scientist who manages one server.

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