In addition to the usual INI-based configuration area, Subversion clients running on Windows platforms may also use the Windows Registry to hold the configuration data. The option names and their values are the same as in the INI files. The “file/section” hierarchy is preserved as well, though addressed in a slightly different fashion—in this schema, files and sections are just levels in the Registry key tree.
Subversion looks for system-wide configuration values under the
key. For example, the
option, which is in the
section of the config file, would
be found at
Per-user configuration values should be stored under
Registry-based configuration options are parsed before their file-based counterparts, so they are overridden by values found in the configuration files. In other words, Subversion looks for configuration information in the following locations on a Windows system; lower-numbered locations take precedence over higher-numbered locations:
The per-user INI files
The per-user Registry values
The system-wide INI files
The system-wide Registry values
Also, the Windows Registry doesn’t really support the notion of something being “commented out.” However, Subversion will ignore any option key whose name begins with a hash ...