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Re: Hook to check for a presence of file before committing

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2010b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 06:11:54 -0500

On Aug 30, 2010, at 19:46, Tech Geek wrote:

> The code that we are trying to commit is generated by an IDE - a software development tool. The particular file (project.xml) is usually an optional file that is up to the developers/user to generate. However we would like to enforce a policy where all the developers before they commit their changes make sure that the project.xml is also generated and then only a successful commit occurs.

It sounds like you are saying the following:

 * There is a file project.xml that developers should have in their working copy.
 * This file does not exist in the repository because it will be different for each developer.
 * There is probably even an svn:ignore definition for project.xml.
 * There might be a pre-commit hook blocking anyone from committing their project.xml.
 * You want to enforce that the developer cannot commit unless they have this project.xml in their working copy, though it will never be sent to the repository.

If I understand correctly, then you cannot create such an enforcement using Subversion's server-side hook scripts. Information about the state of the user's working copy simply is not available to the hook script for it to make a decision based on it.

If you can force your users to use a particular Subversion client, you may be able to program something specific to that client. For example, TortoiseSVN's client-side hook mechanism, or if you were using the command-line client, a wrapper script around it that performs this check.
Received on 2010-08-31 13:12:56 CEST

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