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Re: svn doesn't report modified file when timestamp has not changed

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-07-17 23:54:03 CEST

On 7/15/06, Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn@vinc17.org> wrote:
> On 2006-07-15 10:17:19 -0700, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> > Recode doesn't necessarily change the file size either. But, I
> > couldn't care less about the fact that recode wants to redefine the
> > meaning of mtime: don't use such hacky tools in the first place... --
>
> That's not redefining the meaning of mtime. Even Subversion sets
> the mtime to values back in the time (e.g. "svn export"). What is
> more important is that it is allowed by POSIX, and POSIX doesn't
> say that's bad, and even requires such kind of things for some
> commands, like mv. Each tool has its own reasons to change the
> mtime value, like "svn export".

Subversion only does that if you explicitly tell it to, IIRC. The
default behavior of both export and update/checkout is to use the
current time as mtime.

-garrett

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