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From Ryan Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Adding license text to files
Date Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:39:08 GMT

On Aug 10, 2011, at 11:06, Jason Aubrey wrote:

> I'd like to use keyword substitution or something like it to
> automatically append/update license information in a large collection
> of files. In other words, I'd like the licensing information to be a
> property of the file, but also appear as text in the file.  I can do
> the former with properties, but can't see how to do the latter in some
> automatic easy way. (Also, ideally, the license text in the file would
> come from the property on the file. )
> Is it possible to do this? I haven't yet deduced how to do this from
> the svn book.

Subversion doesn't have this feature. Subversion keyword substitution is not expandable by
the user; you can't define your own keywords or change how the existing keywords behave.

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