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Re: problems with checking a text file: svn thinks that it is a binary

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 14:42:26 -0500

On Sep 20, 2008, at 2:04 PM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:

> steveking wrote on Sat, 20 Sep 2008 at 20:48 +0200:
>> Karl Fogel wrote:
>>> "baz themail" <bazthemail_at_gmail.com> writes:
>>>> When adding a new dos text file with extension ".txt", svn
>>>> thinks that it is a
>>>> binary. Is there anyway to configure that? Is it mime-type related?
>>> 'svn propset svn:mime-type text/plain yourfile.txt'
>> Be careful with that. A text file can be encoded in utf-16 (unicode),
>> and Subversion can't handle that as text.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> A quick test shows that 'svn diff' doesn't blow up on a UTF-16
> file, so
> I'm not sure what you mean by "can't handle as text". Could you
> give an
> example?

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