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Re: Subversion, Linux and VFAT

From: Martin Tomes <lists_at_tomes.org>
Date: 2004-08-13 10:13:42 CEST

Aaron Digulla wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a large SVN repository which I've checked out on a memory stick so I
> can take it with me to do some work at my workplace where I'm using
> Windows NT
> (yes, there is an USB driver for NT).

There is an issue with the FAT filesystem that it only stores times to the nearest 2 seconds which
means that files can appear to Subversion to have changed (the dates don't match) and Subversion
then falls back on doing a diff against the pristine copy. Basically this means that you may find
svn status to be rather slow on your checkout. You would be better off checking out onto a 'proper'
filesystem and then taring or zipping it into a file on the memory stick.

Martin Tomes
echo 'martin at tomes x org x uk'\
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