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Re: Repository not being updated

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-15 09:27:22 CEST


On 15/05/07, Steve Dickes <stevepatd@mchsi.com> wrote:
> I have never used a version management system before so this may
> explain some of my confusion. I just started using TortoiseSVN. I
> am a single user, having installed this on a home PC (not networked),
> WinXP OS. I have a repository, checked out the files, edited them,
> then did a commit.

That looks just fine.

I want to confirm things are set up right so I went into the
> repository via the Windows Explorer, the files have the created date
> (another topic I understand), I open the file and my changes are not
> there. If I go into the repository via the Repo-browser the file
> dates are set to the changed date (I set the flag). I'm nervous and
> want to make sure I have everything set up correctly before I start
> trusting this. Does this all sound legitimate? Should I stay out of
> the repository and trust the changes are getting made?

No, Windows Explorer is not the tool to examine the contents of the
repository. The internal storage method of the repository is not intended
for direct viewing or modification.

You are correct in using the Repo-browser for this. If that shows you the
files in the expected state, you can trust them to be in the repository.
Another way of verifying the status of your files is to right click on a
file in your working copy and select 'show log'. This will bring up a dialog
with all log messages of commits that affected the selected file.

Double clicking on the file shown at the bottom of the window will show you
the differences made to that file in the selected commit.

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Received on Tue May 15 09:27:28 2007

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