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From Chris <>
Subject auto-props syntax in file vs. property
Date Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:15:18 GMT

I am really confused by how to set an auto-property when I need multiple "parameters" to a
single property.
When setting svn:auto-props, it seems I can do this:

 *.java = svn:mime-type=text/java;;charset=iso-8859-1;svn:eol-style=LF

That is, use ;; as an escape between the "parameters" for file type and charset. Adding a
java-file and doing propget gives this:
Which seems to be correct. Right?

Using the exact same line in ~/.subversion/config seems to see "charset" as a separate property
from "mime-type" and set two different properties on the file with "charset" having no meaning.
Using on that syntax at least gave me those separate props. A quick
web search showed someone enclosing the entire property in quotes and only using a single
semicolon, i.e.:
 *.java = "svn:mime-type=text/java;charset=iso-8859-1";svn:eol-style=LF
Haven't tested this yet and I don't know if it works or not

I can't find anything in the manual (
describing what the right separator/escape sequence is for these two and if there's some common
syntax that can be used for both.
If would have been nice if I could use the exact same syntax for both so I can just paste
in filetype-part of the config file into the auto-props, but it won't kill me if I have to
use separate ones, as long as I know how to use it :)

At least for a transition period, I will need to keep the config-file in order to run svn_apply_autoprops
on files coming in from branches created added before we added svn:auto-props (and have wrong
props) so I need both working and I'm unsure of what the right way for doing this is.


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