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

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-03-06 07:35:51 CET

On Mar 5, 2007, at 23:56, Garance A Drosihn wrote:

> The time that subversion stores for the *revision* will be 3/2/2007.
> It is my understanding that subversion relies on the fact that the
> 'svn:date' property is never decreasing as revision-numbers increase.
> (disclaimer: Note that I may be wrong about that...)

True...ish. There is one feature that will break if your revision
dates are not always increasing: the feature where you can specify a
revision number by date. For example, "svn log -r {2007-03-05}" will
not work reliably if your dates are not in order. If you do not use
that feature, there is no problem.

> Certainly subversion expects the 'svn:date' property will have the
> exact
> same value for all files which are checked-in in a single 'svn:commit'
> command. I'm pretty sure you cannot avoid that fact. This is why it
> is so significant that the 'svn:date' is a property of the *revision*,
> and not a property of each file which was changed in that revision.

Well, more correctly: files and directories do not have an svn:date
property. Revisions do. (Put another way: svn:date is an unversioned
property of the revision, not a versioned property of a file or

>> >Erik Huelsmann wrote:
>> >- everybody who is interested can add his/her username to the CC
>> list
>> I added mine
> I am not familiar with this tactic for messages in a mailing-list.
> I'm
> don't understand how it could work reliably in practice, but I've
> added
> my address to the 'Cc:' of this here reply! :-)

Erik meant: add your email address to the cc list of the bug (not of
this email discussion).

The bug tracker has a feature where you can vote on issues you find
important, but the developers have often said they don't pay
attention to that. So they probably won't pay attention to the length
of the cc list either. But it would be interesting to see, from the
cc list, how many people really are interested in the feature.

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