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RE: Re: Keeping last-modified dates

From: Gale, David <David.Gale_at_Hypertherm.com>
Date: 2006-08-30 14:43:28 CEST

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.

Importing files doesn't change the modification time. Do an in-place
import, and you'll have a working copy with all of your precious old
modification dates intact; the mod dates will only be touched when you
actually modify the file (or update a file that someone else has


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