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Comments: Subversion: Using the svn:keywords property

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After having read a bit more about the various subversion properties I decided to use the svn:keywords property to solve my problem: inserting automatically a timestamp in program code I publish on my website. Until recently, the Perl program that generates (almost) all pages on this site read the timestamp from the source code files it includes. A feature I broke by dumping the Subversion repository on my old development machine, loading it back on my new one - a Dell Vostro 200 ST - and checking out the files again. The good news was that making my sites from 70+ XML files now just took about 35 seconds instead of over 300 seconds. The bad news was that the timestamps got lost. Not a problem for most files, except for the ones I included in web pages with the timestamp added to reflect the time the program code was last updated.

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A feature I broke by dumping the Subversion repository on my old development machine, loading it back on my new one - a Dell Vostro 200 ST - and checking out the files again.

Posted by deepak at 09:32 GMT on 30 December 2010

nice material it helps a lot for me

Posted by Jagadeesh Y at 11:17 GMT on 2 February 2011

When developing between Windows and Linux/OSX a good SVN property to set on text-based files is "svn:eol-style" to "native" so that end of lines will automatically gain/strip the CR with the LF.

Posted by Ben Zemm at 01:24 GMT on 15 December 2011

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