svnbook omission: document that propset svn:eol-style does not modify "text" files

Markus Scherer at
Wed Sep 6 17:06:47 CDT 2006

Dear SVN book authors,

I found that svn propset won't set the svn:eol-style property on files
that SVN thinks are binary (i.e., they have an svn:mime-type that does
not match text/*). I like that, but I could not find it documented in
the SVN book, nor in svn help propset.

On a recursive
  svn propset -R svn:eol-style native *
binary files were skipped silently.

On a single-binary-file propset, it says
svn: File 'xyz' has binary mime type property

Best regards,

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