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From "Brian W. Fitzpatrick" <>
Subject Re: EOL settings in subversion
Date Thu, 15 Jul 2004 21:12:03 GMT
On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 15:31, Richard Feit wrote:
>  From this discussion on the SVN users list -- 
> -- I'm gathering that there's not currently an infrastructure-level way in 
> SVN to set the default svn:eol-style to 'native', and that it's up to 
> individual users to set this property on added files (and optionally to 
> create local config.  

That is correct.  EOL translation is a big cause of data loss/munging in
CVS, and by default Subversion does absolutely nothing to your data.

> I'm just wondering whether this seems true, and 
> whether there's been a standard way of dealing with this across Apache 
> projects.

There's no official way, but I've seen a lot of folks using autoprops to
get svn:eol-style on *.c and *.java files set to the right thing.

See the Subversion book, specifically the section on auto-props:


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