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RE: RE: Ignore date changes to files

From: Rob Brandt <bronto_at_csd-bes.net>
Date: 2005-11-21 22:26:36 CET

Quoting "Gale, David" <David.Gale@Hypertherm.com>:

> Just did some quick tests. Under linux/unix, touching a checked-out
> file to change the modified time does not cause subversion to flag it as
> modified. Under windows, because there is no touch command, I was a
> little more involved. Here're my steps:
> Checkout (using TortoiseSvn)
> Modify
> - The file icon changes to indicate a modified file
> Modify back
> - The file icon changes back to a "pristine" file
> Try to check in
> - TortoiseSvn reports no modifications to check in.

I tried this after your last message as well. Same results.

> So, the only thing I can conclude is that the files that you thought
> were only changed by modification time are, in fact, different. Perhaps
> they've got a last modified time-stamp encoded in them, or something.
> If this is the case, I can understand the diffs being noticeable, and
> thus your original complaint. I've no experience with NG3--is it
> designed to understand the format of the files you're dealing with? If
> so, it may be intelligent enough to open the files and check to see what
> the differences between revisions actually are, and filter accordingly.

I've come to the same conclusion as well, tenatively. No, NG3 doesn't have a
clue about my file formats. I no longer have access to a Windows server to do
immediate testing of NG3, but I do have an archive of it on one of my machines
at home. I'll do some experimentation and see what I can figure out. Are
there any diff tools that will show binary changes that you are aware
of? I've
got a few here, but they all refuse to perform on binaries.


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