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Re: Ignore date changes to files

From: Duncan Murdoch <subversion_at_murdoch-sutherland.com>
Date: 2005-11-21 23:30:18 CET

On 11/21/2005 4:26 PM, Rob Brandt wrote:
> 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)
>> - 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.

The hex viewer in Beyond Compare (http://www.scootersoftware.com/,
Windows only) does a good job of displaying diffs on binary files.

Duncan Murdoch

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