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Re: Subversion Problem - How to save file modify time?

From: Anders J. Munch <ajm_at_flonidan.dk>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 15:16:11 +0200

Les Mikesell wrote:
> If you are on a unix-like filesystem, you just use a
> different timestamp
> for each purpose. mtime is for the last modification of the file
> contents, ctime for inode changes like moves or ownership/permission
> changes. Normally ctime can't be set by the user and can never be
> earlier than mtime (because an update of mtime is an inode change that
> triggers an update to ctime). Thus there is no doubt about what mtime
> is supposed to mean, just a choice of which timestamp to observe for
> your purpose.

And if you copy a file from one file system to another, what then? I
was under the impression from earlier discussion that Linux file
managers would create new files with new mtimes on copying, at least
in some circumstances?

- Anders

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