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RE: Re: Is there really no way to keep the file modification time intact?

From: Thompson, Graeme (AELE) <Graeme.Thompson_at_smiths-aerospace.com>
Date: 2007-02-28 11:52:24 CET

> On 2/27/07, Mike Brenner <mikeb@mitre.org> wrote:
> > In both windows and *nix systems, the most common ways of
> copying (mv,
> > cp, move, copy, mouse-move, mouse-copy, winzip, xcopy, etc.) ALL
> > preserve the modified date of the files.
> This is simply not true. It is, however, not really relevant
> to the question of whether SVN should be able to store
> modification times.

You are right, it is not true, but they all have the OPTION to preserve
the modified data times.

It IS relevant to SVN as this is a piece of software that can, and has,
been described as being able to
be used as a 'versioned file system'. Surly SVN should keep with the
philosophy of these programs and
provide the OPTION to preserve the modification date time?

We have the constant argument that the modification date time is
unreliable, unfortunately this statement
is driven by programs like subversion that throw this information away,
thus making the modification date time


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