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From Sasikala Kottegoda <sasik...@wso2.com>
Subject Re: svn status does not detect a modification if the same file was touched
Date Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:16:45 GMT
Hi Andreas,

Thanks for the prompt reply.

In this scenario, svn status does not show anything. Also, the file does
not get commited when I issue an 'svn commit'. Is there a reason for that?

Thank you,
Sasikala

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 3:25 PM, Andreas Stieger <andreas.stieger@gmx.de>
wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> On 10/19/2017 11:41 AM, Sasikala Kottegoda wrote:
> > A file named a.txt exists inside a folder in the working copy, which
> > has been copied from somewhere else
> >
> >   * cCopy and replace a.txt with the same file/or modify it by issuing
> >     the 'touch' command
> >   * Do an svn status, it shows nothing
> >   * Do an svn info on the file and 'Last Changed Date' shows the same
> >     as the previous file. It does not get modified even though the
> >     file was newly copied.
> >   * But the from java files API, the file is shown with a different
> >     modified date
> >
> > Why do we not modify the 'Last Changed Date' when the file was newly
> > copied/touched?
>
> Last Changed Date refers to the last change of the version item in the
> repository that the working copy knows about. It does not relate or
> account for local file system changes, neither in identity (inode),
> timestamps (touch) nor content - because this is a local change that
> does not change the versioned item until commit.
>
> Andreas
>



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