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Re: Feature request: Keep file dates

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2005-02-21 09:47:05 CET

Lars Eirik Mobęk wrote:
> When I import files to a subversion repository their date is forgotten.
> That is, if you check in a file that had a file date of 01.03.98 then svn
> will forget this when you check that file out.
> Files should keep their dates. I can't see the benefit of not doing this.

When I update my sourcetree to an older version I need all changed files to be
newer than the files they are compiled to. 'make' simply depends on this.

> We want to check our archive into a subversion repository.
> Some directories have not been touched since the nineties.
> This is valuable information to my employees, they can easily
> sort on the directories in windows explorer to see which directories is old
> or new. This informations is to my knowledge lost at the time of import.

"at the time of import", true. Else, the history is stored inside the
repository. I wonder how difficult it would be to import things preserving
their date in the repository....

Else, I believe there are various addons to Subversion that e.g. preserve file
ownership and permissions, maybe one of those also handles mtime in the way
you need it.


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