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RE: import files preserving timestamps

From: Reedick, Andrew <jr9445_at_ATT.COM>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:29:01 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Les Mikesell [mailto:lesmikesell_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 2:46 PM
> To: Reedick, Andrew
> Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: import files preserving timestamps
> >
> >>> Once you can push a button to determine if you have the correct
> >> of
> >>> files, the desire for accurate timestamps diminishes greatly.
> >> And svn?
> >
> >
> > Eh?
> I was under the impression that if the timestamps and perhaps length
> matched on the working/pristine copies, svn assumed the contents were
> identical. Perhaps this isn't correct.

I'm 99% sure it's using checksums, with a 1% chance of black magic.

Change one character in a file. Run 'svn status' and see that it is
flagged as 'M'odified. Change the character back to its original value.
Run 'svn status' and you'll see that it no longer appears as modified.
It is completely ignoring the timestamp (which has changed twice) and
the file size hasn't changed, so it must be using checksums.

Plus if you do an 'svn info' you'll see a Checksum field. In the
.svn/entries file, the local timestamp isn't stored anywhere.


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