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

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 08:20:12 +0200

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 7:11 AM, Blair Smith <b.smith_at_irl.cri.nz> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Well, with the items you describe, it looks like he's doing it to a
working copy. Those files in the working copy have been marked
read-only for very good reasons: there're not to be overwritten, in
case you value your working copy.

> Thanks for any help,



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