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Re: can I insert older versions of files? i.e. "here's backups of 3 months ago - put 'em in right revision order..."

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-07-27 11:57:50 CEST

Alan Jay Weiner wrote:
>>> 2) A bigger issue would be directory-comparison utilities - if the size
>>> (snip)
>>
>> Please, be aware the "use-commit-times" essentially breaks make and
similar
>> utilities.
>>
>> There is a reason why its not on by default.
>
> y'know, I didn't even think of that! Won't affect me right now 'cause my
> active projects are just me. I'll turn it off as soon as I get
everything
> into Subversion.

Um? Why as soon as you get everything into subversion?
Its a local config option, it doesn't affect the repository.

>>>>> I could simulate this by committing each file individually; that would
>>>>> (snip)
>>
>> Hmm, seems a lot of work, and is essentially fighting against subversion.
>> I have an alternate suggestion:
>> 1 old commit == 1 svn commit, but set a property on files to record their
>> actual old timestamp. The property won't mean anything special to
>> subversion, of course, but the information will be preserved, and it
should
>> be easy to write a script to recurse over a WC, doing "svn propget;
touch"
>> if ever necessary.
>
> Ah! much better! Thanks for suggesting it!

You're welcome!

Max.

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