[darcs-users] Re: File/Directory Metadata
mark at summersault.com
Sun Nov 14 12:45:12 UTC 2004
On 2004-11-14, Michael Conrad <conradme at email.uc.edu> wrote:
> *However* there are people out there who want to preserve
> ownership, and currently darcs is "not for them". They use other things
> like rsync.
rsync? What do those people use for version control? :)
> *** Minor instant brainstorm
> What if darcs had the ability to run a script on applying a patch (as
> suggested previously) and the meta tags were defined as environment
> variables while running the script for a given file! This would make it
> trivial to set the permissions for a file:
> chmod $unix_perm $CURRENT_FILE
Something like this can be done with darcs now (although I haven't tried it).
1. move the 'darcs' binary to 'darcs-bin'
2. Create a script named 'darcs' that adds the hooks you want.
You wouldn't have access to $CURRENT_FILE and other bits as in your
example, but you could run scripts like you want on the whole repo to
'fix' line endings and perms, etc.
I wouldn't mind some standard 'pre' and 'post' hooks to make
scripting even easier, though.
(So far I haven't needed it).
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