[PATCH] bzr tracks permissions

Chris McCormick chris at mccormick.cx
Fri Jun 10 04:49:55 BST 2005

On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 11:32:38PM +0200, Denys Duchier wrote:
> John A Meinel <john at arbash-meinel.com> writes:
> > Attached is a patch to have bzr include permission (mode, owner, group)
> > into the inventory files.
> (mode, owner, group) is eminently non-portable metadata, even across identical
> operating systems.  I am not sure that it is a good idea to build rigid support
> for it into core bzr.  Instead, I suspect it would be more generally useful to
> address the issue of how to track arbitrary metadata.  I may be wrong, but here
> are some thoughts on the subject anyway:

Tracking arbitrary file meta-data is probably a good idea anyway since
the two major desktop OS vendors are always going on about search
file systems where things are no longer stored in directories, but are
accessible through all the keywords attached to that file. The ability
for bzr to track that kind of stuff automatically might be cool.



chris at mccormick.cx

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