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

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-06-11 16:00:13 CEST

On 6/11/07, Oliver Paulus <oliver@code-project.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.

Why is the hex editor behaving badly? If it changes the file, the
modification time should be changed too.

> Why does SVN check the file modification time and does not use a Hash (md5,
> sha1, ...) to check if a file was changed?

Because reading the entire file would be much, much slower.

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