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Re: versioned archiving with file metadata using svn (asvn-like)

From: Ph. Marek <philipp.marek_at_bmlv.gv.at>
Date: 2005-12-20 13:55:12 CET

On Tuesday 20 December 2005 13:25, Gunter Ohrner wrote:
> Ok, I obtained your patch as you suggested, applied it to Debian's
> Subversion 1.2.3 source, fixed a tiny reject and rebuild the package.
> Seems to work quite well so far and does what I want it to. Fine. :-)
> However, during testing I noticed that a symlink's modification time is
> stored but not restored on checkout,
Symlinks have no mtime AFAIK. If you try to change a symlink you change the
file/directory it's pointing to.

> and that directories don't get their
> property values set, even if manually setting their "magic" properties:
> $ svn propget svn:text-time secdir
> mt
> (mt was the initial value I chose.)
So you set the property. Did you commit and *then* check for a new value?
Only on commit the current value is set for files and directories and

You could try looking into the repository, too:
        svn pl -v <repos-url>/secdir

> I read about a dir-auto-props patch, is this included in the branch and
> would it help in this case? Probably not, I guess, as I created the
> property manually, but who knows... ;)
It is included, but would not help. It's for automatically setting these
properties on add and import.

> Greetings,
> Gunter


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