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Issue #1256 Preserving timestamps

From: Greg Rundlett <greg.rundlett_at_oasis-open.org>
Date: 2006-11-02 01:42:27 CET

Hi all,

There is an issue #1256 relating to preserving timestamps [1] which has
been around for a long time, and has even had various patches proposed.
 It is my understanding that Subversion currently lacks support for
preserving original timestamps of files imported into a project.

This issue is marked as on the roadmap for the next release with the
status 'NEW' [2]

I'm wondering if anyone is actually working on it, and whether the
solution will take care of my use case:

I simply want to be able to import an existing filesytem tree (e.g.
website files) that might have timestamps from a year ago such that when
I do an svn checkout, I receive any *unmodified since import* files with
the same mtime as the files that originally went into the project (in
other words these files are still one year old). I would want to
correctly show that files *modified since import* show the checkout
timestamp. That way scripts, file managers or search tools etc. that
are looking for 'new' files don't get the wrong impression about when
these files were last modified.

Maybe svn already does what I want and I've misread all the docs.

[1] http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1256


Gregory S. Rundlett
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