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Re: why does wincvs show all files as modified

From: Anjali Madhekar
Subject: Re: why does wincvs show all files as modified
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 08:24:35 -0700

Just fyi...we came across the exact problem that all files appeared  "locally
modified" after the daylight savings time switch. And yes, 'status' is the best
way to work around this problem.

Thanks for the detailed information on this WinCVS bug/problem.


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> Hi,
> This is a follow-up to an old thread about WinCVS showing files as "locally
> modified" when they haven't been changed in the working copy.
> We're using WinCVS 1.2 on Windows NT, solely using the CVS client bundled
> with WinCVS.  Our working copies are only managed through the GUI.  No
> command-line checkouts or anything.
> Shortly after the Daylight Savings Time switch (I'm in the U.S.), I got the
> all-locally-modified problem that others have described.  I checked the
> timestamps in the CVS/Entries file, and they seemed somewhat strange.  Most
> of them had the correct UTC time, but some seemed to be off by an hour.
> After doing a "status" on the directory, these incorrect timestamps all
> changed by an hour, to the correct UTC time.  So I'm experiencing the same
> daylight-savings timestamp bug already described in this thread.  The
> problem is clearly not the timestamp of the file on disk, nor how WinCVS
> interprets the timestamps, but the checkout or update that initially sets
> the CVS/Entries timestamps.
> The main thing I wanted to point out to the newsgroup is that taking the
> "status" of the directory is a very simple workaround, and it's what I've
> recommended to our developers.  You don't have to change the WinCVS
> installation or blow away your working copy.  Whenever I have suspicious
> "locally modified" files in WinCVS, the first thing I do is "status" the
> directory.
> Jim Doyle
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