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Re: Automatic replacement on commit

From: Matthieu BROUILLARD <matthieu.brouillard_at_agfa.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 06:38:49 -0700 (PDT)

I think that I need to explain a little better my needs.

I want to automatically manage some meta-information for files when a user
commits a modification.

Let's take an exemple of a file header before commit (first commit of file):

### start file ###
 * $author$
 * $MyFunctionalProperty$
### end file ###

Then after a commit of the file I will have my file filled in like this:

### start file ###
 * $author: Matthieu BROUILLARD$
 * $MyFunctionalProperty: SomeValue$
### end file ###

Where the property "MyFunctionalProperty" was expanded regarding some
functionnal code that I can provide to subversion.

So my initial question, that was not clear I must admit, becomes: How can I
handle this?
  * using keywords? then how can I provide the functionnal behaviour to
expand the property? is keyword managment open to contribution?
  * using a post commit-hook that will fire a process that will
automatically update the file and then commit it again?
  * using svn properties?
    + set the property before commit and then use in some way like keywords
in my file?
    + set the property before commit and use some piece of software to
modify the file after update? (this solution sucks because the file we be
marked as modified locally)

I hope my needs are more clear now.

Thanks for your proposals, time & cooperation.


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