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From Sven Köhler <>
Subject [bug?] local file not shown as modified, if eol-style differs
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:13:20 GMT

consider the following steps:
- checkout a file from SVN that has svn:eol-style=CRLF
- verify that the file has CRLF line endings
- convert the file to unix line endings using dos2unix, recode, etc.
- verify that the file has LF line endings

Now you observe the following:
1) svn diff shows nothing
2) svn status shows nothing
3) even after svn update, the LF line endings remain

The only command I have found to actually restore the CRLF line endings
is svn revert. I'm using subversion 1.6.17.

Isn't the behaviour of subversion kind of odd? I mean, I wouldn't have
set eol-style to something other than native if the line endings
wouldn't matter to me. It is expected, that svn diff shows nothing. But
it's odd that svn status doesn't even inform me that the local file has
been altered - especially if the line endings of that file matter, I
kind of depend on subversion to tell me about it. It would be another
nice feature if subversion would not only ignore the line endings, but
also restore the proper line endings (according to svn:eol-style) on
demand (for example during an update).

If restoring the line endings is not the responsibility of subversion,
than what sense does it make to set eol-style to anything else than native?


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