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SVN: File size different downloaded compared to uploaded

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When downloading files from the SVN bash (.sh) files are always a little bit bigger than the original committed file.

This seem to only be relevant to bash scripts as far as I can see until now. Ziped files are not affected it seems.

Using notepad++ in windows to compare the files, notepad++ informs that the files are a match. Though doing a MD5sum shows different MD5 hash.

Afraid that it might give effects on finished applications built from the SVN repo, as well as maybe corruption in files.

posted Oct 6, 2013 by Dewang Chaudhary

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2 Answers

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You probably have an autoprops setting that sets the svn:eol-style property to "native" on .sh files, creating them with Unix end-of-line markers and retrieving them on Windows, where the end-of-line sequence is two bytes, not one.

answer Oct 6, 2013 by Deepankar Dubey
What would be the recommended solution to this? I assume there is a way around this to let clients handle this? Because when using googlecode the problem wasn't there, but now when using a self ran debian server there is an issue.
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Do you have svn:eol-style set? If so, what is its value?

You mentioned Notepad++, which is Windows-only. On *NIX, the default EOL marker is n (LF), while on Windows its CRLF (rn). If svn:eol-style is set to native, when you check out on Windows the EOLs will be CRLF, and when you check out on *NIX, itll be LF - a difference of one byte per line. Visually, theres no difference. But there will be a checksum difference.

In Notepad++, turn on Show Whitespace Characters (I forget the exact wording, and am not in front of Windows at the moment). Do the same on a *NIX machine and your text editor of choice there. You should see a difference there.

answer Oct 6, 2013 by Luv Kumar
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