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Many times after I have committed changes to svn, I find many property changes to completely unrelated files and directories. Why does this happen, and is it necessary to commit them?

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This happens sometimes when you do a merge from another branch into your working copy. SVN has a tendency to "over-store" information about merges.

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Should I ignore them and make a revert, or is it better to commit them? –  homaxto May 22 '11 at 18:09
    
What I usually do is to verify them manually and if they do not contain any actual modification on the code then I revert them. But it does not do any harm to commit them either. –  yms May 22 '11 at 18:22

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