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

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: 2006-07-16 00:56:51 CEST

On 2006-07-15 14:01:42 -0500, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> And yet people _will_ do it, and the author of recode even assures me
> that people even _want_ this behavior! He didn't say why they want it.

If I've understood correctly, recoding is sometimes necessary when
exchanging files with Windows. I think this may be due to the different
end-of-line sequence, in particular. And the mtime value should be kept
just as when one extracts files from an archive.

IMHO, this kind of problems can happen if you get source files with
"svn export" on Windows (the files will have the CRLF end-of-line),
then transfer the files with a USB key or CD-ROM to some Unix machine,
then fix the EOL sequence with "recode".

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