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Re: Pre-commit hooks and access to files

From: Daniel Becroft <djcbecroft_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 09:17:55 +1000

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 9:05 AM, Douglas Bullard<dbullard_at_nurflugel.com>
> I'm investigating whether it's possible to modify the contents of
> files in pre-commit hooks (such as inserting author's names and
> revision numbers in class comments, etc).
> The docs for pre-commit hooks say that modification of the
> contents of a transaction are prohibited. Would this preclude me
> from doing this?
> If not, how would I get a handle of the file contents to modify -
> svnlook doesn't seem to do this.
> I understand that people have strong opinions on this, but I'm
> investigating whether it's possible, the advisabitlity of doing so
> is another conversation.

You can examine the file contents in the pre-commit hook using:

svnlook cat

However, as to modification of the file, I do not believe that is possible
(and is certainly not advisable).

If it is author/revision information you are after, have you considered
using SVN's keyword substitution?


Daniel B.


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