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Re: Keeping last-modified dates

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: 2006-08-30 02:13:52 CEST

On 8/29/2006 6:51 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Aug 29, 2006, at 22:25, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> I would guess that it wouldn't be impossible to write wrapper
>> scripts for svn that put the last mod date into a property just
>> before a commit, and then modified the date based on that property
>> just after a checkout or update. Tricky decisions would be what to
>> do if an update resulted in a merge (presumably keep the merge time
>> as last mod time), and recognizing cases where someone checked
>> something in without using your script (so you'd need to fall back
>> to the commit time).
> The problem with that is obviously the initial import: If I'm
> importing a project that's been developed without version control
> over the past two years, I don't suddenly want all of the files in
> the project to have today's (or any other) modification date. I want
> each file to remember the date on which that file was modified. As
> has been explained by others, this is useful information.

Wouldn't my hypothetical script be able to add the property after
importing? As far as I know, an import doesn't touch the files. Now,
if you could do a substitution of a keyword %FILEMODDATE% in an
auto-prop, this would be easy.

Duncan Murdoch

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