Version Control with Subversion - Properties -
svn:executable property is used
to control a versioned file's filesystem-level execute
permission bit in a semi-automated way. This property has
no defined values—its mere presence indicates a desire
that the execute permission bit be kept enabled by Subversion.
Removing this property will restore full control of the
execute bit back to the operating system.
On many operating systems, the ability to execute a file
as a command is governed by the presence of an execute
permission bit. This bit usually defaults to being
disabled, and must be explicitly enabled by the user for
each file that needs it. In a working copy, new files are
being created all the time as new versions of existing files
are received during an update. This means that you might
enable the execute bit on a file, then update your working
copy, and if that file was changed as part of the update,
its execute bit might get disabled. So, Subversion provides
svn:executable property as a way to
keep the execute bit enabled.
This property has no effect on filesystems that have no
concept of an executable permission bit, such as FAT32 and
Also, although it has no defined values, Subversion will force
its value to
* when setting this property.
Finally, this property is valid only on files, not on
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