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RE: New user, file timestamp question.

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2003-04-17 07:10:24 CEST

> From: Rob Kramer [mailto:rob@infologic.com.sg]
> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 6:55 AM

> Hello Mark,
> On Thursday 17 April 2003 06:39, Mark Swann wrote:
> > Why are the time stamps in the workspace files different than the time
> > stamps in the original files?
> > Can this be corrected? Is it corrected in a later revision? The date of
> > last modification is as important as the contents of the file.
> I asked this a few days ago, but didn't get an anwer yet. I think it is
> because perhaps it is a Dumb Question. :)
> I was thinking about my problem a bit more (importing some really old versions
> of a project to create a SVN history for it), but don't think it would be
> possible at all. You'd have to import files that are older than the current
> repository, so you'd have to change the repository in the past. I can imagine
> that would be a nasty thing to do..
> Losing file timestamps is an obstacle in getting my company to switch to a
> source version control system - everybody uses file dates to track the
> versions here (and it gets messy sometimes).

Ouch! That is just plain nasty. It will all fall down when someone sends
another person an older file which gets a new timestamp...


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