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Re: Can time stamp changes force a commit operation?

From: Pedro Sanchez <psanchez_at_nortelnetworks.com>
Date: 2004-04-16 21:19:43 CEST

On Fri, 2004-04-16 at 14:57, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Pedro Sanchez <psanchez@nortelnetworks.com> writes:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Is it possible to tell subversion that a change in the time stamp of a
> > file is enough to get it into the repository with the next check in
> > operation? that is, even if the content of the file has not changed?
> No.
> > More specifically, A=configure, B=aclocal.m4 and the project is a GNU
> > autoconf/automake project. Process P is the bootstrap script. So I run
> > P, which recreates configure and aclocal.m4.
> Can you make P append a comment to the end of aclocal.m4 that contains
> something which changes with each run, like the current date?
> You know, just:
> echo "### File generated at: `date`" >> aclocal.m4
> ?

Yes, that is possible, and is maybe the only solution. But I was hoping
subversion will give me an option natively. Maybe something to add to
the wish list? Something like

svn propset svn:timestamp "on" aclocal.m4

would be nice. Thanks you for your answer.

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