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RE: Recovering from an TortoiseSVN crash

From: Dave Merrill <dmerrill_at_usa.net>
Date: 2006-02-04 23:43:52 CET

Stefan Küng wrote:
> > This was my first rocky experience w SVN/TSVN, though I haven't been a
> > long-term or heavy user. Scary though.
>
> Don't be scared. You won't loose data with neither Subversion or TSVN.

Good (;-)... and thanks for the reasurrance.

> Oh, the crash you saw is due to a bug in the Subversion library, which I
> reported some time ago. It has already been fixed and backported to the
> Subversion 1.3.x branch. So as soon as Subversion 1.3.1 is released, you
> won't see that crash again.
> FYI: the crash happens if you try to move/copy an unversioned file.

Makes sense, there was one ignored file in there.

> > I'd
> > assumed that checkouts would mark the files modified at the
> > time the file in
> > the repository was last changed. That would seem a lot more
> > useful, though
> > you still do have that info visible through SVN.
>
> Go to the TSVN settings dialog, first page. Click on "Edit" for the
> Subversion config file. Then you should read that file (the comments in
> there). You will find an option "use-commit-time", which you can set to
> "yes".

Got it, thanks. Is there a way to force that onto the existing files, now
that I've got an up to date copy whose timestamps are all from when I did
the update?

Thanks very much Stephan, clear and helpful.

Dave Merrill

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