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

From: Paul Koning <Paul_Koning_at_dell.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 16:03:36 -0400

>>>>> "Yves" == Yves Dorfsman <yves_at_zioup.com> writes:

 Yves> The one place I can see value to this is a directory where
 Yves> users have been copying a file as file.c.1 file.c.2 file.c.3,
 Yves> etc... I have had one case like this, and as I did not have
 Yves> anything else available I used RCS to save the different
 Yves> revisions. When I checked the log, I was pleasantly surprised
 Yves> to see that RCS had used the name of the file owners and mtime
 Yves> as the check in date rather than my name and the date of the
 Yves> day.

That's just plain wrong. I didn't think RCS was that badly broken.

Preserving mtime is a reasonable feature, but lying about the checkin
time is a bug. It may be a design bug.

Ditto the name. A way to override the default checkin author is fair
enough, but silently making up something else is wrong.

By the way, in Subversion you can set the checkin author, it's a
revision property -- provided that the pre-revprop-change hook gives
you permission.


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Received on 2008-07-15 22:04:00 CEST

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