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Re[2]: two file time questions

From: chris lueders <svn-list_at_cxxl.de>
Date: 2005-05-27 10:03:11 CEST


Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 11:55:03 PM, "Andrew Thompson" wrote:

>>> i guess svn uses the file time to speed up it's diff process. fine.
>>> but why doesn't it use the file size as well?
>> It does use the filesize, but only later on.
> <snip>

> Is there anything wrong with touch'ing your whole working copy?

well, i don't like to shred all the timestamps. it's a nice and easy
way for us to see if and when a file has changed the last time :) i
know that that may be not very scientific in the eyes of a RCS, but
we use it here (hence the second question on archiving the timestamp).

but sure, i could touch the working copy to find out if anything

> Will subversion reset the times after you commit? (not that that's a bad
> thing)

i'm not sure i understand. svn will at least leave the timestamps of
the unchanged files unchanged, i.e. on the new date.

>>> furthermore, i'd like to have a way of forcing a full check,
>>> regardless of file time, if any of my files changed.
>> I like that idea, sounds like a nice enhancement to 'svn status'.

> Concur.

wouldn't we need the same flag for commit as well?

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