[Cvsnt] Another timestamp issue

Tony Hoyle tmh at nothing-on.tv
Wed Dec 12 20:04:16 GMT 2001


On Wed, 12 Dec 2001 19:54:16 +0000 (UTC), bo.berglund at telia.com (Bo
Berglund) wrote:

>Interestingly we found a problem with timestamping going the other
>waythan what has been discussed here before.
>What happened was that one developer having a module checked out and
>updated decided to serach-and-replace an identifier across the whole
>module (several dozen files). He used some kind of strange editor to
>do this that preserved the timestamp of the file! So now he had a

I presume said editor since been deleted from his hard disk!!!

The way CVS does it is reasonable (ie. what you want 90% of the time).
There'll always be cases where it would have been nice to do it some
other way though.

Tony

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