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

From: Dave Pawson <dave.pawson_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-29 08:48:43 CEST

Hi Troy

> > > 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

> First, remember to 'Reply All' so that your responses go to the list
> instead of just me.

Yes, sorry.

> 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.

I doubt I'm the only one using svn for backups. Perhaps I could put it
in as a feature request (option perhaps?)


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Received on Wed Aug 29 08:46:10 2007

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