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

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-01 15:37:26 CET

Frans Knibbe wrote:
>> Sounds like you should just be writing a wrapper script to go around
>> "svn checkout", which itself calls svn checkout, then mucks with the
>> modification dates of the checked-out files in whatever way you like.
>> [1] I did write a script to implement a post-checkout hook, but it is
>> a server-side script, of course; it does not do anything on the client:
>> http://www.ryandesign.com/svnhookdispatcher

> Thank you for your suggestions. I have done some testing and I think I
> will choose the option to set the system time to the file modification
> time before each commit. It is a simple solution and I think it is
> sufficient for our purposes. All migrated files will have recorded
> commit times equalling file modification times. All future changes will
> just have a commit time, but this time will not differ much from the
> file modification time if users don't wait too long before comitting.

That sounds absolutely horrible in any scenario that could possibly have
multiple users or concurrent commits happening at once.

   Les Mikesell
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Received on Thu Mar 1 15:44:38 2007

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