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Re: File TimeStamps in SVN

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2006-07-25 02:38:51 CEST

"Res Pons" <pons32@hotmail.com> wrote on 07/24/2006 07:36:50 PM:

> Could anyone tell me please whether SVN checks on file timestamps as a
> factor to determine if a change has taken place or just the content of
> file? How does it make this determination?
> If the server clock didn't adjust during daylight savings and is one
> behind my WinXP desktop, what is the outcome?

Yes it does. Unless you are storing your working copy on a server, I do
not think it would matter. I do not think Subversion cares too much about
what the time is, just whether it has changed. In other words, when you
checkout/update, it records the file mod time in the entries file. When
checking status, if the time has not changed, then it does not consider
the file to be changed. This is entirely a local check though, it is not
checking with the server or the repository.


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