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  Making the Jump to Subversion
Subject:   Resource Forks
Date:   2004-08-25 13:00:43
From:   chopblock
It seems as though subversion strips the resource forks from files, so unique application associations and icons are lost. Anyone know how to get around this?
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  • Resource Forks
    2005-01-28 08:49:26  mizumitai [View]

    It seems that they are actually handled similarly to what happens when you burn a CD on a Mac... ._myFile.txt is created to deal with the resource fork data.

    http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?listName=dev&msgNo=45800

    In theory that should mean that things like InDesign files that store the "I open with this application" information in resource forks on Macs should be okay. But I would test it...
    • Resource Forks
      2005-02-24 14:53:45  blalor76 [View]

      I don't think this is what the OP was referring do. If I commit a Finder "alias" to a svn repository and check it out, I lose the resource fork.

      A svn property seems like a good place to stick this stuff (maybe not), but either way, svn 1.1.3 doesn't support resource forks.
    • Resource Forks
      2005-01-31 07:29:46  mizumitai [View]

      I tested Subversion resource fork handling with some InDesign files. Subversion seems to handle their resource forks okay...

      At least, when I double-click on the working copy in svnX, it opens properly, which doesn't happen when I double-click on a file that's had its resource fork annihilated with cp etc....

      Can anyone else confirm my results?