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Re: svn status: does not notice changed file if timestamp of "new" file is older

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2002-11-12 20:54:59 CET

subversion@lclark.net writes:

> I have been using SVN internally for a few months. Here is a recipe for
> reproducing this error:
> 1. I already have a WC in WC1 with a file called browse.html with a modified
> date of 11/8/2002.
> 2. Check out a fresh working copy in another directory: WC2. This gives
> all the files a modified date of 11/12/2002.
> 3. Copy browse.html from WC1 to WC2. The modified date stays the same (11/8/2002).
> 4. svn st and svn st -u both return no changes to WC2.

Is the text of browse.html in WC2 different from the text of
.svn/text-base/browse.html.svn-base in WC2?

Perhaps you have misunderstood how Subversion works: a timestamp
change alone doesn't count as a local modification. We don't view
this behaviour as a bug, it's been designed to work this way.

Philip Martin
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Received on Tue Nov 12 20:55:42 2002

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