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Handling of MacOSX directory "packages"?

From: Steve Ward <ward_at_mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 11:10:28 -0500

Many MAC apps (Pages, Keynote, Bean, ...) choose to represent
documents as a directory, using the OS directory mechanism as
a "packaging" scheme for document-related data. While this seems
reasonable, it runs afoul of SVN: when such a document is checked
in, an .svn subdirectory is added; when edited by the Mac app, that
.svn subdirectory is deleted (as the app feels it "owns" the directory's

Is there any standard way around this dilemma? For example, a
property that caused, say, directories matching *.pages to be treated
as opaque packages would be great, though I've not found one.


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