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Export without last-commit timestamp

From: Stephen Downs <steve_at_plasticbrain.com>
Date: 2004-11-28 19:59:16 CET

Hi I'm new to the list and this is my first puzzler: I'd like to use
Subversion export without imposing a last-commit timestamp on all
exported files. Is this possible?

I need to maintain modification dates on my files and export a clean
directory of the project without the .svn data for use in builds. The
files end up in an InstallShield updater-style project which relies on
file modification dates to determine if files need to be installed or
not. Using svn export, all files are marked with last-commit timestamps
which are later than the modification date of the files, erroneously
resulting in every file being replaced by the installer in the case
where a user has a previous version installed. Instead of using svn
export I've been duplicating my working copy, then removing each
instance of the .svn folder by hand. I'm going to write a script to do
this, unless there is another command or way of doing what I want.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Perhaps this falls under a change
request to add a switch to svn export (i.e. -dont-use-commit-times).


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