[Python-Dev] Freezing the CVS on Oct 26 for SVN switchover

Gary Herron gherron at islandtraining.com
Tue Nov 1 00:54:46 CET 2005

Guido van Rossum wrote:

>What's the magic to get $Revision$ and $Date$ to be expanded upon
>checkin? Comparing pep-0352.txt and pep-0343.txt, I noticed that the
>latter has the svn revision and date in the headers, while the former
>still has Brett's original revision 1.5 and a date somewhere in June.
>I tried to fix this by rewriting the fields as $Revision$ and $Date$
>but that doesn't seem to make a difference.
>Googling for this is a bit tricky because Google collapses $Revision
>and Revision, which makes any query for svn and $Revision rather
>non-specific. :-(  It's also not yet in our Wiki.
It's an svn property associated with the file.  The property name is 
svn:keywords, and the value is a space separated list of keywords you'd 
like to have substituted.  Like this:

svn propset svn:keywords "Date Revision" ...file list...

The list of keywords it will handle is
  LastChangedDate (or Date)
  LastChangedRevision (or Revision or Rev)
  LastChangedBy (or Author)
  HeadURL (or URL)

Gary Herron

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