[cvsnt-dev] Does anyone use 'Archive' bit on files any more?

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Sat Apr 24 02:38:33 BST 2004

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Tharen D. Debold wrote:
> NTBackup still uses the archive bit for increment & differential
> backups, it also clears the archive bit on a full backup.
> Since this is what we use to backup our CVS files, I'm not to keen on
> having to do full backups just to get all the CVS files.
> If it's NTFS, you can use another stream... :-)

I'll just have to make the code smarter then..  Storing it there is really 
nice for making sure there's no loss of data from unix clients (at least until 
it's finally written in the RCS file), but it's tricky to know what's 
temporary and what's a final file where we don't care (and can set the bit all 
the time).


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