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thus causing the timestamp on the parent directory to be modified. Is there any way of getting cvs to do build directories excluding empty ones? Then I would not need to prune emtpy directories. Btw, the reason my build looks at directories aswell as files, is to detect if a file has been deleted since the last build. Thanks, Manish -----Original Message----- From: Arthur Barrett [mailto:arthur.barrett at march-hare.com]=20 Sent: 15 July 2008 08:14 To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook Cc: Shah Manish (Ext); Andreas Tscharner Subject: RE: Cvs update affecting timestamps on directories unnecessarily Andreas, > I have noticed that any old and empty directory gets created while=20 > updating if the -d option is used, but the -P option deletes them all=20 > again afterwards. Windows notices this change in the directory and=20 > updates the timestamp of the directory. > I don't know if this happens all the time or only on special occasions > though. The original post said "When I execute a 'cvs update -d' or a 'cvs update -P', " so not 'cvs up -d -P', but two different commands and that either. =20 You are quite right that 'cvs update -d' followed by 'cvs update -P' could change the directory timestamp. Regards, Arthur