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From Marc Schlinger <>
Subject modifyng symlinks
Date Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:52:52 GMT

I'm using :

svn, version 1.7.7 (r1393599)
   compiled Nov  7 2012, 19:23:31

on a debian host.

I am trying to create and  apply a patch on a repos with the new  svn commands: svn diff and
svn patch.

The commit is, for what matters, changing the target of a symlink.
The patch section related to my symlink looks like this:

Modified: folder/symlink
--- folder/symlink	2012-10-18 10:56:32 UTC (rev 76023)
+++ folder/symlink	2012-10-18 11:25:32 UTC (rev 76024)
@@ -1 +1 @@
-link file
\ No newline at end of file
+link other_file
\ No newline at end of file

Since I'm on a linux host my symlink file is really a symlink.
This way "svn patch" is actually trying to modify  "folder/file" instead of editing file pointed
by "folder/symlink".

Is this a known behaviour ? 

Marc Schlinger

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