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Subversion Version Control: Using The Subversion Version Control System in Development Projects by William Nagel

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Chapter 6. Using Properties

One of Subversion’s most powerful features is its property system. In addition to storing the history of a file, Subversion also allows you to associate arbitrary metadata with each file, directory, or revision. Properties are keyed with a user-defined name, and can contain any data that you would like to associate. Additionally, Subversion provides several special properties that Subversion clients use in order to provide added functionality to versioned files.

Properties in Subversion come in two forms. Conceptually, both forms of properties are the same, and both are dealt with using nearly identical syntax. The key difference between the two forms lies in how they are versioned, and how those versions are accessed ...

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