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fixing timestamps on many files

From: allan juul
Subject: fixing timestamps on many files
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 21:22:09 +0100
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before i do something stupid i'd just like to know what would the best way to fix a major timestamp problem in our repository.


about 2.000 files have a timestamp in the year 2011. i basically just want to touch these files and commit that "change". what is the best way to do it.

the possible fix

first i thought i just write a script that did the touching of the involved files and then fix the CVS/Entries files accordingly but found that i needed to actually modify the files as well [so i just put a newline in the end].

but this is now getting out of hand due to the fact we also have binary files such as word, powerpoint docs.

then i thought i'd just do a search & replace inside the actual repository files. but i guess that would create a problem for all the working directories on peoples machines, which in essence would now be needing a "cvs update".


i'm of course also interested in hearing the possible cause of our problem which - incedentially pehaps - began a day after DST. but here and now i just want a proper "dated" repository.


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