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Use for directories' mtime?

Author pmarek
Full name P.Marek
Date 2006-10-29 07:48:29 PST
Message Hello everybody,

I'd like to start a short inquery whether the directories mtime is of real
use.

fsvs would use it to detect changes, and commit the property for information;
but on update it would not try to set it to a meaningful value.

I'm asking because it's giving me a bit of trouble; and as soon as we allow
multiple-url updating the mtime of a directory is completely meaningless, as
it's merging data from multiple sources.

Has anybody some *real* use case to have directories' mtime set to the value
from the repository? Is that needed for some software? (make-like
dependencies or some such?)

Thank you for all answers and ideas!


Regards,

Phil

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