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Re: Initial load of data into an svn repository. How to keep the date?

From: Troy Curtis Jr <troycurtisjr_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-29 06:14:36 CEST

On 8/28/07, Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Troy.
> On 28/08/07, Troy Curtis Jr <troycurtisjr@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 8/27/07, Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I'm (mis) using subversion as a backup for local data.
> > > When I import, then checkout, the date on all the files
> > > is changed from its original to the current date/time.
> > >
> > > Is there any way I can retain the date/time stamp as and when
> > > I imported the file into subversion please?
> > http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?listName=users&msgNo=36306
> Which doesn't retain the original file dates?
> > Using TortoiseSVN you can have a checkout use the initial commit
> > date as the creation date and the last commit date as the modification date of
> > the files affected in a checkout.
> I have files that are years old, and I'd like to retain those dates?
> It's customer records for which it is helpful to know the original
> creation date
> Dave

First, remember to 'Reply All' so that your responses go to the list
instead of just me. It's kinda hard to remember, I'm constantly
having to resend emails that didn't make it to the list.

I see what your issue is, you don't want the date you committed them,
you want your commit to look at the time stamp of the file you are
checking in and use THAT value in the repository. It seems like there
may be one of the off-shoots that covers this but I am not familiar
with it so someone else will have to point you to it.


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