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Re: Enforcing date relationship between files in pre-commit hook

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-09-08 05:28:12 CEST

On Sep 8, 2006, at 03:03, Reid Priedhorsky wrote:

>>> I'm storing TeX documents in my Subversion repository, and I
>>> also store the corresponding PDFs, because some people who use
>>> the repository don't have the tools to generate them.
>>> However, I occasionally leave the PDF out of date in a commit.
>>> Therefore, I would like to write a pre-commit hook that prevents
>>> me from doing this. The rule would be, if a .tex file is being
>>> committed, and a corresponding .pdf file is also being
>>> committed, and the .tex is newer than the .pdf, reject the commit.
>>> However, I can't figure out how to look at the last-modified
>>> timestamps of the files being committed.
>> In the pre-commit hook you would use the svnlook command to
>> examine the transaction that's in progress. svnlook has many
>> subcommands including getting a list of files in the transaction
>> and getting a file's properties, including its date.
> I found plenty of information on finding which files were in the
> commit, and the timestamp of the commit (both using svnlook), but I
> couldn't locate info on last-modified timestamps of individual
> files in the commit. Could you give a more specific pointer into
> the documentation?

Oh. I'm sorry. I answered too quickly / didn't completely think about
your question. Subversion doesn't store the modification date, so
that's why you're not finding it. If it's essential to your plan, you
can compile your own version of Subversion which does store the
modification date. It's in the so-called "text-time" branch here:


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