[darcs-users] File permissions, ACLs etc

Sean Perry shaleh at speakeasy.net
Tue Mar 1 15:17:59 UTC 2005


Kimmo Kansanen wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> David Roundy encouraged me to mail my thoughts to the list.
> I read a mail exchange from last year:
> 
>   http://www.abridgegame.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2004-April/001655.html
> 
> where there seemes to be a desire for better support of file permissions
> and the sort, including maybe ACLs. I agree this would be good for e.g.
> storing /etc or similar jobs.
> 
> The (small) idea that came to me was that one could really do the 
> file permission/ACL checking and setting externally from darcs,
> but if darcs supported hooks for push/pull/get etc, it would become
> easier (more automated). The file attributes could be stored into a 
> regular dotfile, for instance, which would be versioned by darcs, naturally.
> 
> There, my 2cents,
> 
> Kimmo

Absolutely, others have said as much (myself included). Hooks are a 
*MUST* for darcs to really penetrate the SCM market. They have been 
extensively used at every place I have worked and are one of darcs' most 
glaring omissions.





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