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I have a keynote file in which I am regularly editing the text, moving slides around, etc. There are a max of a few kilobytes of data changed in the internal .key XML file. However, SVN recognizes this as a bundle and checks in the entire .3gb "file" with each change (I have a lot of high-res videos.) This is clearly not ideal. Is there any way to get SVN to recognize bundles as directories?

A similar answer for Git would be appreciated as well.

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If it's zipped together in some way like ODF or OOXML files, you're probably SOL. That said, I've not used Keynote, so I couldn't say. –  Mike Larsen Dec 8 '12 at 20:35
    
It's quite literally a folder, but with a bit set to make the OS "pretend" it's a file (explanation). So when git sees it, it thinks it's a file, and ignores the contents of the directory. I'm not sure when the compression takes place. –  Armin Samii Dec 9 '12 at 23:54
    
I'm guessing it's similar to how it handles .app "files". Can you do an ls on the bundle and get the directory contents? –  Mike Larsen Dec 10 '12 at 17:24
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Looks like I am mistaken- the keynote is a Zip file, not a bundle. With proper search terms, I found a blog with a start: tante.cc/2010/06/23/managing-zip-based-file-formats-in-git - this will allow "git diff" to unzip the files and look at that diff. I'll look into combining this with commits. –  Armin Samii Dec 17 '12 at 3:29
    
Please add your comment as an answer, so this won't be listed as "unanswered". –  JonnyJD Dec 25 '12 at 11:24

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Up to Keynote' 06 the .keynote file was actually a folder 1 like you mentioned. However, later the .key format is used and this is a zip file. 2

ZIP files are not a good format to be diffed, but you can add unzip as a diff handler in git.

You can also save the presentation in the old .keynote format. If svn still thinks the file is binary, you can use svn add --no-auto-props or svn propdel svn:mime-type. Files with no mime-type are treated as text files by subversion. 3

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