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Re: Subversion, binary files, hex editors and file modification time

From: Ph. Marek <philipp.marek_at_bmlv.gv.at>
Date: 2007-06-11 14:29:53 CEST

Hello Oliver!

On Montag, 11. Juni 2007, Oliver Paulus wrote:
> I have the following problem: If a program like a hex editor does not
> change the file modification time SVN does not detect changes made to the
> file.
> What do you think about a global or per-file property to say SVN to check
> these files with a hash calculation?
Well, AFAIK there's no such option for subversion yet - at least not for
the "svn" program.

Another idea that possibly helps:

If you're only tracking binary files and no source code (meaning the data
is "opaque", you don't need automatic merges of a file that was modified in
two working copies simultaneously), you might be interested in FSVS.

FSVS uses a subversion repository for storage, and it has a parameter "-C"
that tells it to *always* check the MD5 sum for changes (like rsync).

You can find downloads here http://freshmeat.net/projects/fsvs, and the
homepage is http://fsvs.tigris.org/.




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