A couple of years ago I got a script from Guido Wesdorp for cleaning up EOL styles in svn. I’ve long kept a private (modified) copy of that file and only later found out that it was from the pypy project: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/tool/fixeol (made by Holger Krekel).
The script fixes two things.
First fix: The script goes through a directory structure and fixes non-native EOL endings in non-binary files. So the windows line endings are gone if you work on linux (and probably vice versa, though I didn’t try).
When you use svn and you work with programmers both on windows and unix, you
can get EOL differences. Windows uses
\r\n, unix/osx only
There’s a simple fix to prevent any problems: use subversion’s native EOL
style support, see for instance zope’s svn explanation
on how to do it and why it is a good idea.
If you don’t have it set (mostly programmers working on linux) and you add a
file, it doesn’t get the svn
eol-style=native setting automatically. Once
a windows programmer makes a checkout and saves it with his windows
lineendings and you re-open it on unix, you get unneeded extras at the end of
Second fix: The script goes through an svn directory structure and sets
eol-style=native property on every file that does not yet have it.
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