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Re: Another time question

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Another time question
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 17:18:21 -0500 (EST)

Annette Waters writes:
> Could you please explain how the time is used by CVS. Is it used to
> determine if a file has changed? Or, does it always look at the contents of
> the files to determine changes?

CVS looks at the timestamp first; if it hasn't changed, then CVS assumes
that the file hasn't changed.  If the timestamp is different, then CVS
looks at the contents of the file to determine whether it has changed or

-Larry Jones

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