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Re: Need clarification on when exactly TSVN detects that a file is "changed"

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 08:36:34 +0200

On 15.08.2009 01:06, Eric I. wrote:
> Under the heading "Why does TortoiseSVN not recognize that a file has
> been modified?", the FAQ says:
> "Subversion determines whether a file has changed with the following
> approach: has the 'last modification' date and/or the file size changed..."
> In regards to the above:
> 1. I assume this statement applies both to SVN Updates and SVN Commits.
> Is this true?


> 2. The statement says that it detects if the "last
> modification...changed". Changed in what way? Does this mean that if
> file.localtime <> file.servertime that it will detect the change? Or
> does that mean that it will only detect it if file.localtime >
> file.servertime. Our experience is that only the latter is true.

I think the latter is used. The former shouldn't even be possible
(unless you mess around with those file dates).

> 3. The statement refers to "last modification date"...does this also
> include the time? i.e. will it detect a change if the dates are the same
> but the times are different?

yes, this includes the time.

> 4. Is it possible to change any setting regarding how TortoiseSVN
> detects that a file has changed?

Nope, sorry.


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