[cvsnt] Update and file dates

Max Bowsher maxb at ukf.net
Fri Apr 11 16:21:05 BST 2003

Keith D. Zimmerman wrote:
> Not actually sure...  I'm the admin, one of the users who stores
> non-source type files in cvs has requested this.  I guess I could tell
> him just to do checkout every time?

I doubt he would like that. IIRC, would have to erase his working copy every
time, because a checkout over an existing working dir is effectively an

Perhaps you could get him to give more details on what he is trying to


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Max Bowsher [mailto:maxb at ukf.net]
> Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 9:46 AM
> To: Keith D. Zimmerman; cvsnt at cvsnt.org
> Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Update and file dates
> Keith D. Zimmerman wrote:
>> When checking out from the repository, the file dates/times match the
>> latest modified date/time in the repository.  When doing cvs update,
>> however, the file date/time matches the time when the update command was
>> run.  Is there a way to make update work the same as checkout in regards
>> to dates?
> The reason for the behaviour you mention above is to ensure 'make' can
> correctly determine to remake files dependent on those that got "cvs
> update"-ed.
> AFAIK, there is no way to make update behave like checkout in this
> respect.
> Why do you want it to?
> Max.

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