Setting auto properties (auto-props) allows for specific files to have unique properties applied such as mime types (svn:mime-type), end of line (svn:eol-style), and my personal favorite: svn:keywords.
I use svn:keywords to automatically update the following fields that I store at the top of each code file: "LastChangedDate LastChangedRevision LastChangedBy Id". Each time I commit a file relevant data is updated on the file itself that can tell me who last committed changes and when they did. As well the version number is updated.
The header of each file contains the following tokens:
$LastChangedDate:$ $LastChangedRevision:$ $LastChangedBy:$
To enable this in Eclipse first create a custom subversion config directory and file. I typically create a ~/var/lib/subversion/conf/ directory and add a text file to it called "config". I then add the following to the config file:
[miscellany] enable-auto-props = yes [auto-props] * = svn:keywords=LastChangedDate LastChangedRevision LastChangedBy Id
Now open Eclipse and go to Windows->Preferences->Team->SVN and set the "Configuration location" to "Use directory" and browser to the newly created conf directory.