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Re: Export without last-commit timestamp

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-29 16:32:25 CET

On Nov 29, 2004, at 4:30 AM, Stephen Downs wrote:

> Thanks for the clarification and reply Mark.
> I don't fully grasp the timestamp / date modification handling in
> Subversion, but it does seem that I'm not asking much. Normal svn
> checkout respects the last modified date of my files. I just want an
> svn export option to exhibit the same behavior, not rely on another
> stored property. I suppose I should have written this as
> "-no-timestamp."

Here's your explanation:

   * The checkout, update, switch, and revert commands all set a
working-file's timestamp to "now" whenever a file is created or

   * This behavior can be tweaked to use last-commit-timestamp instead,
by altering the option in the run-time 'config' file.

   * The export command always creates files with the
last-commit-timestamp. AFAIK, there's no way to change it to use "now"

Hope this clarifies, sorry for misleading earlier.

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