Suggested improvement to svn:eol-style with Auto Properties
tim94928 at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 8 08:52:41 CST 2008
It took me a really long time to determine how to
automatically set svn:eol-style.
I highly recommend you improve the book in this area.
I use Mac, Unix and Windows so this is a very
I found partial answers and hints in all of these
Chapter 3, Automatic Property Setting
Chapter 3, End-of-Line Character Sequences
Chapter 7, Configuration Options
Chapter 9, svn add
FAQ: How can I set certain properties on
everything in the repository?
But since I couldn't find an explicit answer I was
constantly doing this:
svn add newfile.txt
svn propset svn:eol-style native newfile.txt
Finally, I found the clue in the second to last
sentence of Chapter 7 Config where it says "You can
find several examples of auto-props in the config
file". This clue was pretty hard to find.
To make this easier for new people like me, I
recommend you add the following paragraph to Chapter 3
End of Line Character Sequences, just after the table
where you define 'native', CRLF, LF and CR:
Using auto properties and a configuration file, you
can set svn:eol-style automatically whenever you add a
text file such as *.txt, *.cpp, or *.html. The
location of the configuration file is described in the
section "Configuration Area Layout". The capabilities
of Auto properties are described in the section "Auto
In addition, take the last paragraph of the section
called "Config" and make it the start of a new section
called "Auto Properties" so it is easier to find.
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