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svn annotate does not work because: "skipping binary file", but on non-binary file

From: Spiro Trikaliotis <news-200803_at_trikaliotis.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 10:34:07 +0200


as I can show this problem with an open-source project, I will use that
for demonstration.

I have a text file (svn:mime-type=text/plain, svn:eol-style=native) and
I want SVN to annotate it. However, I get the following output:

$ LANG=C svn annotate
Skipping binary file:

Obviously, this is not true; the file is not binary.

I believe this might be related to the fact that the file once was a
binary file (before r18717).

Can you confirm this?

If yes: What can I do to prevent this? I do not want to completely loose
the "svn annotate" option. Can I override this?

No, I do not think of the --force option, which works. I want to
permanently remove the need to do this.

I have thought about dumping the SVN, changing the properties of the
files, and writing the dump into the SVN. However, as the dump is very
large (the SVN repository was created by cvs2svn, which did not handle
the "cvs import" in good way), this will take much time. Furthermore, I
am not sure if it is easy to change the dump accordingly. So, I am
asking if there is an easier way.

Thank you for any idea.


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                              http://opencbm.sf.net/
http://www.trikaliotis.net/                     http://www.viceteam.org/
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