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File date and timestamp

From: Flagg, David
Subject: File date and timestamp
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 10:22:36 -0400

This is a re-post.  This seems like it could possibly be a common problem 
someone might have.  Is there a more appropriate forum somewhere else?  Thanks.

>  -----Original Message-----
> From:         Flagg, David  
> Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 10:26 AM
> To:   'address@hidden'
> Subject:      File data and timestamp
> I have a binary file that is in my repository, libtemp.a, which has the 
> following timestamp in cvsroot (i.e., timestamp in the Unix filesystem): Jun 
> 18 09:42.  Apparently, this is the time when I last tagged the file.
> When I check out the file (with WinCVS, by the way), the date on the file is 
> (as viewed by Win 2K): 5/3/2004 6:47 PM.  This is the date/time when I last 
> committed the file.  This also agrees with the timestamp in the Entries file.
> When I committed the file, the timestamp on the file was 12/24/2003 2:23 PM.  
> It is important that this be the timestamp that is associated with the binary 
> file, as it is pulled in from another source.  When I check this file out, I 
> want the timestamp to continue to be 12/24/2003 2:23 PM.
> (1) Is there a way that I should have committed this file such that I can get 
> the behavior I want?
> (2) How can I correct the situation for this particular file?
> Thanks!

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