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RE: Timestamp Frustrations

From: Dale Worley <dworley_at_pingtel.com>
Date: 2005-06-03 15:33:07 CEST

> From: trlists@clayst.com [mailto:trlists@clayst.com]
> I am managing (more like, attempting to manage) a single-developer web
> project with svn. The use of timestamps is embedded in my work style
> and practice in a number of ways, including simply looking at what I've
> changed lately, and routine copying of changed files between machines
> based on date.

You might want to look into the Unison file synchronizer, which copies
changed files based on their contents, which is much more robust. (It also
keeps the timestamps aligned, if you want.)

> Has there been any thought to allowing svn to preserve the file
> timestamp which reflects the normal OS meaning -- time of last
> modification to the content -- instead of time of last
> version control
> action or time of last commit? Anyone have a simple, reliable way to
> do this now?

Check through the archived mailing lists. IIRC, there's been significant
work on a Subversion option so that when Subversion updates a WC file, it
changes its modification time to be when that version of the file was
committed to the repository.


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