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Re: Auto-Including new files?

From: Michael Wood <mwood_at_its.uct.ac.za>
Date: 2003-07-23 12:01:26 CEST

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 11:51:58AM +0200, Sindbad the Seafarer wrote:
> > > BTW would just changing the timestamp do anything to a working
> > > copy's relation to the repository? If not then I could save me
> > > adding
> >
> > No. Subversion does not use timestamps at all.
> So I could have done the initial check out and then set back
> timestamps to those on the web server without harm. Well, as
> said, too late ...

Changing the timestamps would not break anything, but it would make
Subversion less efficient. Subversion checks timestamps to see if files
have changed. If the times have changed it then calculates a checksum
to see if the file has really changed.

i.e. if you change all the timestamps of the files in your working copy,
Subversion has to calculate a lot more checksums than it would otherwise
have to.

Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za>
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Received on Wed Jul 23 12:02:33 2003

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