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Version Control with Subversion, 2nd Edition by Brian W. Fitzpatrick, Ben Collins-Sussman, C. Michael Pilato

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Versioned Properties

These are the versioned properties that Subversion reserves for its own use:

svn:executable

If present on a file, the client will make the file executable in Unix-hosted working copies. See File Executability.

svn:mime-type

If present on a file, the value indicates the file’s MIME type. This allows the client to decide whether line-based contextual merging is safe to perform during updates and can also affect how the file behaves when fetched via a web browser. See File Content Type.

svn:ignore

If present on a directory, the value is a list of unversioned file patterns to be ignored by svn status and other subcommands. See Ignoring Unversioned Items.

svn:keywords

If present on a file, the value tells the client how to expand particular keywords within the file. See Keyword Substitution.

svn:eol-style

If present on a file, the value tells the client how to manipulate the file’s line-endings in the working copy and in exported trees. See End-of-Line Character Sequences and “svn export” earlier in this chapter.

svn:externals

If present on a directory, the value is a multiline list of other paths and URLs the client should check out. See Externals Definitions.

svn:special

If present on a file, indicates that the file is not an ordinary file but a symbolic link or other special object.[58]

svn:needs-lock

If present on a file, tells the client to make the file read-only in the working copy, as a reminder that the file should be locked before editing begins. See

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