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

From: Bastien Continsouzas <dev_at_continsouzas.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 06:20:33 -0700 (PDT)

I have encountered the same issue and I can confirm that this is NOT a
TortoiseSVN bug.

I checked with one of my Powerpoint file (PPT) and just viewing it
without saving caused the file to be altered. 2560 bytes of data were
added at the end of the file and an hexadecimal diff tool showed that
the file had been altered in a number of locations. This is annoying
but TortoiseSVN is not to blame.


On Sep 4, 8:46 pm, Stefan Küng <tortoise..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/faq.html#detectmodification
> Stefan
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