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Re: using 'mv' to replace files, subversion does not detect changes

From: Wesley Leggette <lists_at_kaylix.net>
Date: 2005-08-08 23:09:53 CEST

On Mon, 2005-08-08 at 02:22 -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Wesley Leggette wrote:
> > One more question: I've resolved to occasionally running `find . -exec
> > touch {} \;`. If this also touches everything in .svn, will I have a
> > problem?
> I think that would be a bad idea. If you have a fast system and are
> lucky then all of the files may be in the same second of timestamp.
> If you have a slow system and microsecond resolution on files in the
> filesystem then you may have time skew across files. Also you will be
> touching the files in the .svn directory. Generally you should never
> touch those.
> You could use 'find * -exec touch {} \;' to avoid traversing the .svn
> directory. But I think that is bad for a different reason. Now you
> will be making svn think that you have actually modified all of the
> files in your working copy. For a few files that is probably okay.
> But for a large number of files it would be inefficient and possibly
> slow because svn would need to check every one of those files against
> the pristine copies in the .svn directory.

Gotcha. I'll do that if I ever have to again. I think this whole thing
was spurious, though.

> I really think you are better off just using cp when you want to
> update files in your working copy.
> Bob

Wesley Leggette <lists@kaylix.net>
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