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Re: Wacky "Modified:" dates on checked out files.

From: Ingolf Steinbach
Subject: Re: Wacky "Modified:" dates on checked out files.
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 16:17:46 +0100

On Thu, Dec 13, 2001 at 10:57:28AM -0400, John Daniel Doucette wrote:
> SOMETIMES, if you are on a Win2000 machine, and checkout a module, 
> and run make, make loops endlessly!  If you look at the file that make is 
> looping on from within explorer, the Creation date has the time that the 
> file was checked out, but the Modified time is 0, or 2044, or 1964, or some 
> other weird number.  Make doesn't seem to appreciate this!  On both PCs the 
> module is being checked out into a working directory that is also a shared 
> Novell working drive.  After the Win2000 user checks out the module and 
> this before?  Is this  Novell, Win2000, or WinCVS problem?

We have the same effect here but not only with WinCVS. Some
tools I use under Win2k *always* create files with weird
modification dates. So it seems that is not a specific
WinCVS problem.


Ingolf Steinbach                       Jena-Optronik GmbH
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