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Re: Bug: Viewing PowerPoint Files Changes SVN Status to Modified

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:46:59 +0200

Adam Rabidoux wrote:

> I am using TortoiseSVN 1.5.3, Build 13783 - 32 Bit. I have a number of
> PowerPoint files stored in my repository. When I open a PowerPoint file
> and close it without making changes or saving the file, the next time I
> right click on the file and select SVN Update, the file that I opened
> and did not make any changes to now has the SVN Status of modified and
> the modified icon overlay appears. This was not what occurred in the
> 1.4.x release that I was using previously. Instead, in the 1.4.x release
> nothing would change on the PowerPoint file when a file was opened and
> then not saved upon right clicking and performing an SVN update. In the
> TortoiseSVN 1.5.3 release, this issue is causing conflicts when
> individuals SVN Update a directory in which they viewed but did not save
> changes to PowerPoint files, when they SVN Update the directory and pull
> in other users changes.
> To summarize: When I open a PPT file, close it without making or saving
> any changes, and then right click and choose SVN update, the SVN status
> indicates that it has been modified. This same issue occurs on
> PowerPoint .pps files, but not with PowerPoint .pot files.

If Subversion marks a file as modified, it *is* modified. Are you
absolutely sure this hasn't happened with TSVN 1.4.x too?
Or have you maybe also updated Powerpoint in the meantime?

See here on how Subversion detects modifications:


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Received on 2008-09-04 20:47:16 CEST

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