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Re: Modif timestamps of files in CVS repository

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Modif timestamps of files in CVS repository
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 12:39:00 -0500 (EST)

Laurent CHARLES writes:
> We want to rewrite the revision time information within the *,v files, but 
> not to change the date, only to change the way the date is displayed. This 
> is because the old date format with 2 digits for the year crashes viewCVS, 
> while it is ok if the year is written with 4 digits.

That is an exceedingly bad idea.  It's not a question of "old" format
versus "new" format -- the RCS file format explicitly requires 2 digits
for years 1900 through 1999 and all digits for subsequent years (it does
not support years prior to 1900).

> My question was about the timestamp of the file itself, not the one within 
> the file. Because doing the hack above changes the modification date of all 
> the files, even those that has not changed since ages.

CVS doesn't care about the RCS file's timestamp.

-Larry Jones

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bad that it can't get worse. -- Calvin

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