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subversion timestamp issues

From: Jim Van Zandt <jrv_at_mitre.org>
Date: 2004-12-23 16:11:30 CET

Tom Rawson wrote:
> when I check out a file I want it to have the same filesystem
timestamp it had
> when I committed that revision.

Patrick Smears replied:
> The reason for the default behaviour is that any other behaviour
tends to
> confuse utilities like 'make' that depend on timestamps on files to
> determine which file has been changed most recently

Scott Palmer wrote:
> The option to preserve true modification time
> should be available. (And preferrably built-in, not up to some wrapper
> script hacking.)

I agree with all of the above. I suggest that subversion should
implement both behaviors. The default for "svn checkout" should be to
keep the timestamp when last edited. The default for "svn update"
should be to use the current time.

          - Jim Van Zandt

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